NLRB reverses course on joint-employer issue
The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday reversed a joint-employer standard that had made it easier for employees to hold companies accountable for the behavior of contractors and franchisees. "Today's decision restores years of established law and brings back clarity for restaurants and small businesses across the country," the National Restaurant Association's Cicely Simpson said.
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Thank you, Don.
And thanks for all the other asinine regulations you already rolled back in less than one year:
The Washington Times (12/14, Boyer) reports that Trump said, “We blew our target out of the water. ... We beat our goal by a lot.” According to Trump, in the first 11 months of 2017, his Administration “canceled or delayed over 1,500 planned regulatory actions, more than any previous president by far.” He added, “The never-ending growth of red tape in America has come to a sudden, screeching and beautiful halt.”
Bloomberg News (12/14, Sink, Levin) reports that Trump “cut a red ribbon between two stacks of paper, a smaller one marked 1960 and a larger one marked ‘Today,’” and said that “the federal regulatory code had grown from 20,000 pages to 185,000 pages during the period.” Business Insider (12/14, Kranz) reports that Trump sent a tweet after the event, which read, “Today, we gathered in the Roosevelt Room for one single reason: to CUT THE RED TAPE! For many decades, an ever-growing maze of regs, rules, and restrictions has cost our country trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, countless American factories, & devastated entire industries.” Townhall (12/14, Pavlich) reports that the White House said that “federal agencies are expected to cut $9.8 billion in unnecessary regulation costs in 2018.”