Builders: New NLRB rule could 'cripple' construction industry

Although the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling — which states that companies can be held equally responsible for labor violations

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committed by their contractors — was not based on a case in the construction industry, homebuilders are expressing their dissatisfaction with the decision.


Builders have said the new labor law puts them at risk for problems stemming from the work of subcontractors — which are a pivotal part of a construction business. The NLRB ruled that, in some cases, subcontractors can be considered "joint employees" of their employers.

The National Association of Home Builders and the Associated Builders and Contractors each issued statements opposing the ruling.

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