Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

NAR Submits Comment on Proposed Joint Employer Rule

Earlier this week, NAR submitted a comment letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding its proposed joint employer rule standard under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). NAR supports a joint employer standard that clearly defines the employer-employee relationship and that provides predictability in business relationships. NAR remains engaged on this issue, and the impact that a joint employer standard will have on real estate brokerages, and on those brokerages that operate under a franchise model. In 2021, NAR also passed policy allowing for greater engagement on this topic. NAR will continue to provide updates regarding worker classification and joint employment matters.