Fix joint employer issue
From the charming downtown of Tarpon Springs to the award-winning beaches of St. Pete Beach, it’s no surprise that Pinellas County is one of the top tourist destinations along the Gulf Coast. With more
than 15 million visitors each year that create more than $10 billion in economic impact, the tourism industry is the backbone of the region’s economy.
However, a 2015 decision by the National Labor Relations Board that expanded what it means to be a “joint employer” has the same businesses that help make Pinellas County enjoyable for tourists and economically stable for residents in a state of confusion.
Part of what makes our tourism industry so successful is the ability of our business owners to contract with other companies outside their areas of expertise. For instance, if a restaurant’s dishwasher breaks, the owner will bring in a mechanic