Franchisor of Real Property Management Hosts Roundtable with US Congressman and Other Franchisors
Real Property Management hosts key discussion regarding joint employer policy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SALT LAKE CITY – (Nov. 1, 2016) – Property Management Business Solutions, LLC (PMBS), the franchisor of Real Property Management, hosted a roundtable discussion today with U.S. Representative Chris Stewart (Utah) and representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the International Franchise Association (IFA), and other franchise organizations regarding joint employer policy affecting locally owned businesses.
The meeting was initiated by the Coalition to Save Local Businesses, spurred by the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent actions to change the joint employer standard used to determine when separate employers share responsibility and liability for the same employees. After decades of protecting businesses from liability that shouldn’t be theirs, the NLRB now allows regulators to potentially find joint employer liability in almost any business contractual relationship.
“As a national company and leader in the property management industry, we welcomed the opportunity to bring together government leaders and business owners to discuss this important issue,” said John Gohde, PMBS Chief Operating Officer.
“Joint employer legitimately threatens the franchise business model. If franchisors are liable for franchisee actions, they will stop franchising. Then, rather than locally owned businesses on Main Street, you’ll have big corporations. Ultimately, the joint employer threat will destroy small businesses over time. We are encouraged by Congressman Stewart’s knowledge and experience working with Congress in this area, and his commitment to further the discussion in Washington.”
Through the Coalition to Save Local Businesses, the IFA seeks a permanent solution on joint employer policy to protect franchise businesses from undeserved liability for another firm’s workers.
About Real Property Management
Real Property Management is a franchise organization owned by Property Management Business Solutions, LLC, a privately held corporation based in Utah. With over 30 years of industry expertise, Real Property Management offices provide full-service residential property management for thousands of investors and rental home owners from more than 280 independently owned and operated locations throughout the United States and Canada. For more information about Real Property Management, property management services or franchising opportunities, please visit the https://www.realpropertymgt.com/ or www.propertymanagementfranchise.com/.
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