H.R. 3441, Save Local Business Act

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Washington, D.C. 20515, 2175 Rayburn House Office Building


When more than one employer exercises control over working conditions of employees, they can be jointly liable.  H.R. 3441 amends the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to narrow who is deemed a “joint employer”. This bill would eliminate longstanding avenues for workers to recover stolen wages and to secure recourse for unfair labor practices where workers have joint employers.

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Roll Call


Mr. Norcross

Inserts traditional joint employer standard and strikes the bill’s amendment to the FLSA

defeated 17-23



Ms.   Fudge

Prevents bill from applying where there is a pre-dispute arbitration agreement

defeated 16-23



Mr.     Scott

Prevents bill from applying when a violation is found, but no employer is determined to be liable

defeated 17-23



Ms. Bonamici

Holds franchisors jointly and severally liable when they direct a franchisee to take an action which violate the NLRA or FLSA

defeated 17-23



Mr. Takano

Prevents the bill from applying unless the employee receives regular pay stubs

defeated 17-23



Mr.     Polis

Renames the bill the “Wage Theft Immunity Act”

defeated 17-23



Ms.  Wilson

Offers as a substitute, a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024

ruled non-germane

voice vote

Member Statements

  1. Chairman The Honorable Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (Democrat - Virginia)

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