ABC Applauds the NLRB Joint Employer Final Rule

Washington, Feb. 26—Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen today issued the following statement about key provisions in the National Labor Relations Board’s joint employer final rule, which will go into effect April 27, 2020:

“Associated Builders and Contractors and our 21,000-plus members applaud the National Labor Relations Board’s final rule on the joint employer standard under the National Labor Relations Act. The final rule reinstates the traditional joint employer standard and provides clear criteria for companies to apply when determining status, which is especially important for industries such as construction. With further clarification of the standard, contractors will be better able to work and coordinate with multiple employers without fear of being unexpectedly and unfairly found to be joint employers.”

In 2019, ABC submitted comments in support of the NLRB’s proposed rule, as did the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.

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