From Mid Atlantic Floor Covering Association: Floor Covering Professionals, The legal implications of the subcontractor relationship has continually plagued our industry. Three years ago, the National Labor Relations Board expanded who could be potentially considered a joint employer. Under that rule, an flooring retailer could be a joint employer simply based upon direction given to an installation subcontractor on when and where to install flooring or the inspection of an installed floor. As a joint employer, the retailer could possibly be considered liable for any actions of the subcontractor. The National Labor Relations Board has proposed a new rule to reverse the earlier rule. This change would limit the exposure of dealers to liability based on the subcontractor's actions. What can you do today? Go to www.regulations.gov and comment showing your support of this rule change. This small action can have a lasting impact on our industry!