Congress is pushing for a final resolution to the joint employer issue on both the regulatory and legislative fronts. First off this week, both Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and his House counterpart, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) sent letters asking all House and Senate members to urge Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to issue a rulemaking that reestablishes the original definition joint employer. Also on Tuesday of this week, Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) took a different angle on correcting the joint employer problem. He seeks to narrow the applicability of the current (expanded) definition by filing legislation barring franchisors from being classified as a joint employer if its actions enforce trademark protection standards. Representative Chabot’s bill, H.R. 6695, seeks not to amend the National Labor Relations Act, but rather the Trademark Act of 1946. Thinking outside the box . . .