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ABC Opposes NLRB’s Joint Employer Ruling Uprooting Decades-Old Standards

Latest NLRB action harms responsible contractors, small business


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Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement in response to today’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case.

“Today’s ruling uproots decades of standards that have worked both for business owners and employees,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. “It is also imposes unnecessary barriers to and burdens on the contractor and subcontractor relationships throughout our industry.

“This ruling threatens both responsible contractors who have established sound workplace protocols and subcontractors by deeming them joint employers of the subcontractors’ employees,” said Burr. “Contractors may find themselves vulnerable to increased liability making them less likely to hire subcontractors, most of whom are small businesses, to work on projects.”

 

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

 

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