AHLA Applauds NLRB Joint Employer Ruling

Washington, D.C. – December 14, 2017 – The National Labor Relations Board today reversed its 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, which had significantly expanded joint employer liability under federal law. In the Hy-Brand case, the Board ruled that to be classified a “joint employer,” a business must have a direct and immediate connection to the employees in question. 

The following is a statement from Katherine Lugar, President and CEO of AHLA, on the Hy-Brand ruling.

“Two years ago, the NLRB redefined what it means to be a joint employer, creating uncertainty and confusion for AH&LA members and other small and large employers in various industries throughout the country,” said Katherine Lugar, President and CEO of AHLA. “The decision handed down today by the NLRB in the Hy-Brand case is an important step in bringing back much-needed clarity in labor law for our nation’s job creators and those they employ. While AHLA applauds the NLRB’s decision, we will continue to seek a more permanent solution and urge the United States Congress to pass common-sense legislation that codifies the Hy-Brand definition of joint employer under the major labor statutes.”


About the American Hotel & Lodging Association
Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 8 million jobs the U.S. lodging industry supports, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, bed and breakfasts, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry that advances long-term career opportunities for employees, invests in local communities across the country and hosts more than one billion guests’ stays in American hotels every year. AHLA proudly represents a dynamic hotel industry of more than 54,000 properties that supports $1.1 trillion in U.S. sales and generates nearly $170 billion in taxes to local, state and federal governments. Learn more at www.AHLA.com.