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IFDA Applauds Passage of Resolution to Overturn Harmful NLRB Rule on Joint Employer Status

Washington, DC – IFDA, a member of The Coalition to Save Local Businesses, a national advocacy group representing more than 70 organizations, applauds the bipartisan passage of a House Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution to strike down the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) final rule on joint employer status issued in October 2023.

The rule threatens the viability of business models relied upon by restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, and countless other Main Street businesses. It expands the definition of “joint employer” to include entities that have no real control over another business’s employees, exposing small business owners to significant legal and financial risk and stifling entrepreneurship.

“This misguided rule injects uncertainty and confusion into the business supply chain,” said Mark S. Allen, President and CEO of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). “IFDA applauds passage of the CRA resolution to overturn this rule and return the joint-employer standard to a clear, consistent, and balanced approach.”

About the International Foodservice Distributors Association
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $382 billion foodservice distribution industry. This industry ensures a safe and efficient supply of food and products to more than one million restaurants and foodservice outlets in the U.S. daily. For more information, visit

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