Builders Say NLRB Ruling Threatens to Cripple Construction Industry

9/2/15

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case will make contractors less likely to hire subcontractors, most of whom are small businesses, to work on projects due to increased liability, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), reports CNBC.com.

“Today’s ruling overturns decades of standards that have worked both for business owners and employees,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr. “The Board’s decision uproots 30 years of labor standards and imposes unnecessary barriers to and burdens on the contractor and subcontractor relationships throughout our industry.

SEE: Homebuilders call new labor law ruling crippling

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