March 17, 2016 – (Washington, D.C.) In a letter to a House committee today, the National Restaurant Association wrote that ongoing attempts by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to change the joint-employer standard would negatively impact employees, employers and the overall economy. The letter was sent to the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations in conjunction with its hearing, “Risky Business: Effects of New Joint Employer Standards for Small Firms.”
“As the nation’s second-largest private sector employer – with small business men and women owning 90 percent of all restaurants – our industry relies on the vision, innovation and risk-taking of entrepreneurs to provide opportunities to millions of people,” said Angelo Amador, SVP of Labor & Workforce Policy and Regulatory Counsel, National Restaurant Association. “Attempts to dismantle the existing joint-employer standard, which has been the bedrock of American business relationships for the last three decades, jeopardize business partnerships in all industries. We will continue to work with members of both parties to underscore the significance of the NLRB’s actions to the small businesses within their communities.”
The National Restaurant Association’s letter to the committee can be found here.
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 14.4 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry’s largest trade show (NRA Show May 21-24, 2016, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF’s ProStart); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids’ menu options. For more information, visit Restaurant.org
SOURCE: National Restaurant Association