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Update: Tribal Employers Will Continue to be Subject to the National

Luis Avila November 28, 2018

When the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (TLSA) passed the House of Representatives on January 10, 2018, Congress gave hope to Indian tribes seeking to be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The TLSA would exclude "any Indian tribe, or any enterprise or institution owned and operated by an Indian tribe and located on its Indian land" from the definition of "Employer" under the NLRA.

However, on April 16, 2018, efforts made by TLSA advocates were thwarted when a Senate motion to concur with the House failed by a 55-41 vote. Since April, no similar motion has been made and no further efforts to adopt the TLSA have been attempted.

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