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- InternationalThird Annual Transatlantic Business Works SummitWednesday, December 08 - Thursday, December 0909:00 AM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- Security and ResiliencePath Forward AMA: Dr. Katelyn JetelinaThursday, December 0904:00 PM EST - 04:30 PM EST
- InternationalSpotlight on Central America: The Call to Action and Partnership for Central AmericaMonday, December 1301:45 PM EST - 03:45 PM EST
- Sep 08, 2021Worker Shortage Crisis Intensifying as Job Openings Rise Month over Month The biggest problem our economy faces right now is getting workers to fill the historically large amount of open jobs.
- Sep 02, 2021Businesses Struggle to Find and Keep Workers Amid Record-High Job Openings Manufacturing and healthcare businesses find solutions in Chamber’s innovative talent pipeline programs.
- Aug 31, 2021Back to the Future at the NLRB After approximately four years with a Republican majority, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on August 27 added a new member, David Prouty, whose addition to the Board changed control of it to a 3-2 Democratic majority.
- Aug 31, 2021A Policy Patchwork: Paid Sick Leave
- Aug 27, 2021Comments to DOL on Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Read the comments to Jessica Looman, Principal Deputy Administrator of the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with respect to Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors.
- Aug 27, 2021Testimony to DOL's ERISA Advisory Council on Gaps in Retirement Savings On August 27, the Chamber's Vice President of Retirement Policy, Chantel Sheaks, testified to the 2021 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans on Gaps in Retirement Savings Based on Race, Ethnicity and Gender.
- Aug 26, 2021The NLRB’s Amazon Antics Back in June, this blog discussed a seemingly innocuous remark by the then-acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Peter Sung Ohr, as he discussed the representation election at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, facility during an interview with Bloomberg News.
- Aug 23, 2021Workers in Silao Cast Historic Votes The first USMCA Rapid Response Labor Mechanism case is coming to a close following a historic vote that took place over the course of two days.
- Aug 23, 2021Comments to DOL on Tip Regulations Under the FLSA Read the comments to Jessica Looman, Principal Deputy Administrator of the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with respect to Tip Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Aug 20, 2021How Employers Can Build Career Pathways for Ex-Offenders Employers must look to underutilized pools of talent to find workers.