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This is the second in a series examining the potential effects of the federal Protecting the Right to Organize Act on farriers’ hiring practices and their hoof-care businesses.
Demand for equine hoof-care services across the United States are at its highest levels in recent memory, stretching farriers thin. Yet, proposed changes to federal labor law could force multi-farrier practices into tough decisions that could make it increasingly difficult to service clients.
House Bill 842 and Senate Bill 420 — both titled Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021 — aim to amend the National Labor Regulations Act (NLRA) by replacing the Common Law Rules with a full ABC Test as its definition of employee.
The House passed its version, 225-206. It was sent to the Senate, which read the bill twice and referred it to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The Senate’s version was read twice and referred to the same committee.
Should the Pro Act become law, it will…