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Congressman Accuses Business Owner of Caring ‘More About Hot Dogs’ than Employees


By Liz Carey

Washington, DC ( – A New Jersey Congressman implied that a businessman cared more about his fast food product than his employees during workplace liability hearings on Capitol Hill this week.

During the testimony of Jerry Reese, director of franchise development for Dat Dog, a New Orleans based hot dog restaurant chain, Rep. Donald Norcross, D-N.J., said "There is a fundamental problem here today for the American worker when an employer, whether a franchisee or franchisor, cares more about their hotdogs than they do about worker safety,” Norcross said.

Reese was testifying before Congress on behalf of the International Franchise Association about how the National Labor Relations Board’s (NRLB) expanded legal liability for employers, or joint employment, presents problems for franchisers.

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