Georgia lawmaker wants to protect small businesses from federal government overreach

ATLANTA — State Sen. John Albers, Roswell, has introduced a bill he says would protect Georgia’s small businesses from federal government overreach.

Senate Bill 277, which goes to the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee for consideration, states neither a franchisee nor a franchisee’s employee be considered employees of the franchisor. This legislation is in response to the National Labor Relations action in August 2015.


“I am confident this legislation will greatly protect and support Georgia’s small businesses and their employees,” Albers said in a news release. “My goal is to provide businesses with the opportunity to maintain control of business operations at a local level without the excessive burden of federal regulations and overreach.”


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