WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 206 to 177 on H.J. Res. 98 in a bipartisan manner to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer rule. This Congressional Review Act resolution nullifies the NLRB’s final joint employer rule and prevents future administrations from implementing similar regulations.

Independent Women’s Voice wrote a letter in support of H.J. Res. 98 highlighting the harms of the NLRB’s final joint employer rule to small businesses and franchises, particularly those owned by women.

Patrice Onwuka, director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at Independent Women’s Voice, issued the following statement: 

“Passing this CRA is great news for America’s franchises and small businesses. With regulation after regulation, the Biden administration has been hammering the economic and labor engine of our nation with costly, time-consuming, and growth-limiting regulations. Some 30.6% of franchisee businesses are owned by women. IWV has been very concerned that the NLRB’s joint employer rule would undo the great success women entrepreneurs have enjoyed over the last two decades by effectively shrinking the market and increasing the liability and compliance costs for the firms they run. We commend members of the House for righting an egregious wrong, and we encourage the Senate to follow suit.”

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