Press Release

ICYMI: Hotel Industry Growth Slowdown Suggests the NLRB’s 2015 Expanded Joint Employer Standard Hurting Industry

The American Action Forum released research examining the trends in hotel employment, hours, and wages since the NLRB broadened the joint employer standard in 2015. The research finds that in the two years following the ruling, the hotel franchise job growth rate declined by 1.4 percentage points, while non-franchise job growth accelerated. Additionally, growth in hotel industry-wide average real wages and real weekly earnings stalled and the growth rate of total wage earnings declined 3.9 percentage points. The research suggests the broadened joint employer standard may be the cause of the industry-wide slowdown in wage growth.


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