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  1. What is the NLRB?

    On the news, you often hear people talking about the Department of Justice or State Department. But there’s one government agency that flies under the radar, while having a big impact on job creators and their employees. It’s called the National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB. The NLRB is in charge of conducting elections for […]

  2. NLRB puts a speed bump on the path to the American Dream

    First McDonald’s, now another decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has small business owners across the country wondering “What’s next?” Earlier today, the five member, unelected arm of government ruled 3-2 to expand the meaning of “joint employer” – a ruling that could significantly change the way business owners have operated for years […]

  3. The NLRB Rule Explained

    Government regulations and rules sometimes help level the playing field for businesses. But in other cases, unelected bureaucrats can hurt businesses that are creating jobs for you and me. New rules coming out of Washington may hurt franchised businesses. When it comes to business ownership, you often hear the terms franchisee and franchisor. A franchisor […]

  4. Tug-of-War: Joint Employer Edition

    Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reinstated the Obama-era definition of what constitutes an employer—a reversal of the reversal of the reversal of the original standard (yeah, you read that right). The one-eighty degree flip from the previous definition reclassifies the meaning of “joint employer” more broadly—which essentially means that umbrella companies that […]

  5. The 3 Worst Labor Regulations

    Employers and employees are under attack from a federal government that continues to threaten job creation with burdensome labor regulations. Here are the three worst: Overtime rule. If you are a salaried employee making $23,600 or less, you currently get overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours per week. But the Department of […]

  6. 5 Ways Job Creators (and Job-Seekers) Lost in 2015

    The economy has shown signs of recovery. The unemployment rate sits at 5 percent—almost a full percentage point lower than a year ago—and consumer confidence is looking up. But the labor force participation rate and other economic indicators tell a different story. (Learn more here.) Here are five reasons why job creators (and the job-seekers depending on them) shouldn’t […]

  7. Government Gifts: Red Tape and Long Rulebooks

    Millions of Americans exchange gifts this time of year. But the federal government’s regulatory “gifts” are ones that job creators would like to mark “Return to Sender.” The Federal Register—the government’s daily journal tracking all federal regulations—reached a massive 78,648 pages last week. Of the seven highest annual page counts since the Federal Register began tracking regulations in 1936, […]

  8. Camp Bow Wow and the Franchise Model

    The president concentrated on “middle-class economics” in his State of the Union address last week. That’s ironic given how his National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is threatening one of the country’s main paths to the middle class – the franchise system. As the CEO and founder of Camp Bow Wow, I understand the power of the […]

  9. Franchises Under Threat

    While most of us were settling into holiday mode just before Christmas, the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) was being scrooge-like with American jobs. In an unprecedented decision, its General Counsel recommended that franchisors be treated as “joint employers” with their franchisees. This decision is a wake up call for all Americans who care about the […]

  10. Government Gifts: Return to Sender

    For most of us, a main highlight of the holiday season is exchanging gifts with our friends and loved ones. The vast majority of these gifts will be well-received. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the “gifts” that the government gave to us in 2014. Below we list the top five that we wish we could “return to […]