Speaking of the NLRB, a bipartisan group of 83 US House members have sent a letter to the National Labor Relations Board asking the agency to roll back the Obama-era expansion of the joint employer definition. The joint employer issue has its own lengthy (and growing) history relating decisions, recusals and reversals by the National Labor Relations Board over the past 3 years or so. The letter, written by Alabama Representative Bradley Byrne, soon to be former Chairman of the HELP Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, pointed to the expanded definition as having “exposed a huge swath of the business – from contracts and service providers to franchisors and franchisees – to workplace liability.” Notwithstanding, with the House flipping to democratic control in January, it’s a safe bet there will be no legislative solution to the problem. And, lest you think bipartisanship is back in vogue, only one of the 83 Congressmen who signed the letter, Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas, is a democrat.