-NWRA Staff
December 21, 2022

NWRA Files Comments with NLRB on Proposed Standard for Determining Joint-employer Status

Calls on NLRB to Keep Current Rule in Place to Maintain Regulatory Certainty and Clarity

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) filed comments with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to establish a new standard to determine joint-employer status. In its comments, NWRA called on the NLRB to keep the current rule in place.

“The waste and recycling industry believes that a clear, consistent standard is needed to guide businesses in confidently deciding whether to enter into arrangements intended to constitute contractor relationships and to keep such individuals safe while working at their locations,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “We urge the NLRB to abandon this rulemaking and keep the current rule in place.”

NWRA has been actively engaged with the NLRB and Congress on this issue.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association