Federal Spotlight – Save Local Business Act Passes the House

November 16, 2017

The Save Local Business Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 242-181 earlier this month. The act provides clarity to the separation of two employers. It would ensure that a company is held accountable for their employees, but not those of another company. The National Labor Relations Board overturned decades of precedence in the case of Browning-Ferris in 2015, which spurred Congress to act. The current interpretation is concerning for builders who rely on subcontractors to produce the final product. This issue was one that ABI members discussed with members of Iowa’s federal delegation during ABI’s biennial trip to Washington D.C. this past October. The legislation now heads to the Senate.