Obama Upends What it Means to be an Employer: Businesses Now Held Liable For Labor Practices of Contractors

Obama is trying to meddle in and destroy our business sector… AGAIN. But did that headline above confuse you? How can one business be held liable for what some completely other, separate business does with its employees, you might be thinking? Well, that headline is exactly right because Obama has just upended the whole way business is done by ruling that a business can be held liable for what its contractors do with their employees.

This is essentially making a third party equally at fault for what Obama imagines in his communist little mind to be a “violation” of labor practices. This arbitrary rules change is also thoroughly un-American because it makes you (as a businessman) responsible for what someone else is doing.

The Obama administration is redefining what it means to be an employer.

The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday handed down one of the biggest decisions of the Obama presidency, ruling that companies can be held equally responsible for labor violations committed by their contractors.

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At issue is whether waste management firm Browning-Ferris is responsible for the treatment of its contractor’s employees. The Houston-based company hired Leadpoint Business Services to staff a recycling facility in California.
The labor board determined Browning-Ferris should be considered a joint employer with the Phoenix-based staffing agency. As a result, the company could be pulled into collective bargaining negotiations with those employees and held liable for any labor violations committed against them.

This is a sharp departure from previous labor laws that hold companies responsible only for employees who are under their direct control by setting their hours, wages, or job responsibilities. Companies could avoid those requirements by hiring staffing agencies and subcontractors that deal more closely with the workers.

How long until Obama and his un-American pals on the left trie to push this false idea into other arenas?

Once again we see that Obama is an anti-business, economy wrecking activist who uses government like a weapon to destroy capitalism. It is also proof of how he uses sneaky regulations to change the face of America without ever going to a court of Congress to force his anti-American ideas on all of us. Obama has been THE most destructive, most dangerous president in American history.

Ultimately this new Obama ruling is both un-American and unfair and will hurt both our economy and our jobs.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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