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Free-Market Coalition Urges Action on Franchise Rule

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InsideSources covers a coalition letter, led by CEI, in support of the Save Local Business Act.

A coalition of free-market advocates sent a letter to lawmakers Tuesday urging them to support a bill designed to get a critical contracting rule under control.

Congress is currently considering a bill that is designed to better clarify what joint-employment is. The rule determines whether an employer is legally responsible for the employees of a company it contracts with. Employers take on a lot of legal burdens and potential costs when they become joint-employers.

The business community expressed particular concern over changes made to the rule during the last administration.  Critics argue the changes overstepped how the rule is supposed to be interpreted. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is leading a coalition of free-market advocates who believe the bill will help address the problem.

Read the full article at InsideSources.