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Sens. Lankford, King Introduce Bill to Protect Small Businesses Ability to Franchise

Aug 05, 2019 - Targeted News Service

Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release:

Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the bipartisan Trademark Licensing Protection Act. The bill seeks to protect the franchise model by addressing the issue of what constitutes a joint employment relationship. It corrects a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in which the Board reversed a 30-year standard that a business needs "direct and immediate" control over their subcontra...