Labor

The United States economy is supported by a highly innovative, creative, productive, and industrious workforce. The jobs that make up the U.S. economy—and the businesses that create those jobs—help workers provide for their families and lead healthy, comfortable, and fulfilling lives.

To keep the economy vibrant and to continue to create opportunity for workers, we must ensure that new businesses can be launched and current ones can be expanded. The U.S. Chamber promotes workplace policies that will enhance, not inhibit, economic growth and job creation.

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ArticleNov 18, 2020 - 8:30am
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Court Upholds Michigan’s Annual Dues Notification Requirement

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District upholds Rule 6-7.2 of Michigan's Civil Service Rules

ArticleNov 12, 2020 - 4:30pm
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California Voters Pass Proposition 22

In the days after an election, one can find countless articles analyzing the results of myriad races, and to be sure, this year is no exception. While some aspects of the 2020 election remain unresolved one item of interest in California was settled decisively.

CommentNov 05, 2020 - 2:30pm

Comments to CO Regarding Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Proposed Regulations

Read our letter to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Regarding Proposed Regulations Implementing Part 2 of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

In the NewsNov 04, 2020 - 12:00pm

California's Proposition 22 passes in major win for food delivery companies

California voters passed Proposition 22, a ballot measure that exempts third-party delivery platforms from reclassifying drivers as employees. The vote was running 58% in favor of the measure and 42% against with over 70% of ballots counted. Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart contributed roughly $200 million to support the measure, which allows the companies to work around AB-5, an initiative California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law in late 2019 that requires employers to reclassify independent contractors as employees.  This election outcome preserves the business model of major food delivery companies in California. If Proposition 22 had not passed, the cost of transitioning gig workers to employee status would have financially gutted the already largely unprofitable restaurant delivery segment.

ArticleOct 28, 2020 - 4:45pm

UI Fraud by the Numbers

The past month has been arduous for Coronavirus related negotiations. Numerous proposals have gone back and forth between Congress and the White House, but the goal of getting a bill done has yet to succeed.

CommentOct 26, 2020 - 6:45pm

Comments to DOL re: Independent Contractor Status under the FSLA

On Monday, October 26 2020, the Chamber submitted comments to the Department of Labor regarding RIN 1235-AA34--Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These comments outline the importance of the gig economy and offers a number of recommendations. 

ReportOct 26, 2020 - 12:30pm

A Journey of One Thousand Steps

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a report chronicling the efforts of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) three year effort to restore some much needed balance in American labor law. The report, A Journey of a Thousand Steps: The NLRB’s Effort to Restore Common Sense in Labor Law, follows a 2017 U.S.

Press ReleaseOct 19, 2020 - 6:45pm

U.S. Chamber Leads Suit Against Overreaching Restrictions on Work Visas

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and others filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against recent regulations that will undermine high skilled immigration into the United States. U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue released the following statement after today’s suit was filed:

ArticleOct 14, 2020 - 12:45pm

A Push for Unemployment Tax Relief

Seven months into the Pandemic, states are beginning to grapple with the ramifications for their 2021 budgets. The mandatory shutdowns enacted by many governors in March also shut down revenue streams such as gas and sales taxes.

EventOct 13, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

The Foundation's Talent Finance Capstone Event

Join us for a final conversation on prioritizing where to start and how to get involved in building the talent finance ecosystem of the future.