Employers

The NLRA’s definition of “employer” includes any employer that affects interstate commerce. “Affecting interstate commerce” is traditionally a very broad term, and the vast majority of employers fall within this definition. The NLRA excludes several groups of employers from its scope, including the following:

  • The Federal Government
  • Any wholly owned government corporation or federal reserve bank
  • Any state government or political division of a state
  • Employers subject to the Railway Labor Act
  • Labor organizations, with some exceptions

Inside Employers