AHLA Submits Comments on Joint Employer Rule

/AHLA Submits Comments on Joint Employer Rule

AHLA Submits Comments on Joint Employer Rule

|2019-06-27T16:07:49-04:00June 26th, 2019|

Proposed Rule Would Provide Clarity, Certainty to Businesses

WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019)The American & Hotel Lodging Association (AHLA) today commended the U.S. Department of Labor for its efforts to provide clarity and certainty to employers in comments submitted to the Department for its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Joint Employer Status.

“The hotel industry is a major economic driver, supporting millions of jobs and offering opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses,” said Brian Crawford, executive vice president of government affairs at AHLA. “In fact, three out of five hotels are small business—many operating through the franchise model.

“The joint employer standard is a cornerstone of labor law, providing clarity and certainty to franchisors and franchisees alike. AHLA supports the Department’s proposal to revise and clarify the Part 791 regulations governing joint employer status to better reflect the complexity of today’s modern economy, particularly in heavily franchised industries such as hotels. Our members rely on clear, predictable and stable rules and regulations to structure these common business relationships and support a strong, vibrant economy. AHLA commends the Department of Labor for taking this critical step to provide clarity and certainty to our members on this important workforce issue.”

About AHLA

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 eight million jobs the U.S. lodging industry supports, including hotel owners, REITs, 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.

Contact: Jennifer Myers

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