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H.R. 3441 (115th): Save Local Business Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3441 amends the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to clarify that two or more employers may be considered “joint employers” only if they have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees’ essential terms and conditions of employment.

H.R. 3441 rolls back the decisions by the NLRB in Browning-Ferris and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit with respect to the FLSA in Salinas v. Commercial Interiors, Inc., as well as similar decisions by regulators and other courts.

Sponsor and status

Bradley Byrne

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 8, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Jul 27, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 7, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


123 Cosponsors (120 Republicans, 3 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Joe Wilson Participates in a Restaurant Roundtable
    — Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC2] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 25, 2018

Luetkemeyer Supports Passage of the Save Local Business Act on House Floor
    — Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO3] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 7, 2017

McGovern: Speaker Ryan Breaks Promise of Fair and Open Process, Sets Record for Most Closed Year in Congressional History
    — Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] on Nov 7, 2017

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Jul 27, 2017

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Sep 13, 2017
Considered by Workforce Protections

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 4, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Nov 1, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Education and the Workforce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Nov 7, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 3441 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3441. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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