Fortunately, a number of states are not letting the out-of-control NLRB get too far out of line within their state borders. Two weeks ago today, Tennessee took the lead when Governor Bill Haslam signed into law legislation (SB 0475 and HB 0757) clarifying that employees of franchisees cannot be considered employees of the franchisor for any purpose. Tennessee is the first to actually enact a block of the NLRB joint-employer rule, but similar legislative initiatives are pending in Texas, Oregon and Louisiana. And on the subject of joint employer, the Coalition to Save Local Businesses, fighting the NLRB’s position, advises they’re hosting a Denver, Colorado area small business roundtable on the joint employer standard with the District Director for Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), a key member of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee. The Roundtable will be held next Thursday, April 30th from 11 AM – 12 Noon at AlphaGraphics, 8290 W. 80th Avenue, Arvada, CO. We encourage your attendance!