Whether by regulation or by passage of the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), business interests across the country are pushing hard to resolve joint employer once and for all. This week the US Chamber launched an aggressive advertising campaign targeting Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, a “blue-dog” democrat who has yet to sign on to the joint employer fix. The Save Local Business Act passed the US House last November by a significant margin, but has since been stalled in the US Senate, where it faces an uphill road to passage. The bill would codify the historic definition of joint employer – that which requires that a business have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to meet the joint employer threshold. Notwithstanding the Chamber campaign, passage of HR3441 is a long-shot this Congress.