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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CommentFeb 25, 2021 - 9:00am

Comments to DOL on Delay of Effective Date of Independent Contractor Rule

Ms. Amy DeBisschop Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation

ArticleFeb 24, 2021 - 12:30pm
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The Hazards of Hazard Pay Part II

As this blog recently noted, the issue of “hazard pay” is drawing increasing attention.  Originally confined to the west coast, proposed legislation around hazard pay has now spread to additional jurisdictions such as Illinois and Massachusetts.

CommentFeb 24, 2021 - 12:00pm

Letter to West Virginia Senate on Paycheck Protection Bill

February 24, 2021 The Honorable Craig BlairLieutenant Governor &President of the SenateRoom 229M, Building 1State Capitol ComplexCharleston, WV 25305 Dear Lieutenant Governor Blair :

Letters to CongressFeb 23, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Pandemic Relief and the American Rescue Plan

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on pandemic relief and the American Rescue Plan.

CommentFeb 19, 2021 - 12:15pm

Letter to West Virginia Senate on Universal Recognition of Occupational Licenses

February 19, 2021 The Honorable Craig BlairLieutenant Governor &President of the SenateRoom 229M, Building 1State Capitol ComplexCharleston, WV 25305 Dear Lieutenant Governor Blair:

Press ReleaseFeb 16, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Reintroduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

“The Chamber welcomes the reintroduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which provides needed clarity in the law and helps keep valued employees in the workplace. The strong bipartisan vote in the last Congress indicates the broad appeal of the PWFA. We are pleased to endorse this bill again and look forward to helping it get enacted.”

Letters to CongressFeb 05, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Marty Walsh to be Secretary of Labor

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, supporting the Nomination of Marty Walsh to be Secretary of Labor.

Press ReleaseFeb 04, 2021 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Reintroduction of the Dream Act

Today, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) reintroduced the Dream Act, which would provide qualifying long-term undocumented residents of the U.S. with the ability to earn lawful permanent residence through education, employment, or military service. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Neil Bradley, released the following statement supporting today's introduction...

Press ReleaseFeb 04, 2021 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Denounces Reintroduction of the PRO Act

Today, Senate HELP Chair Patty Murray and House Education and Labor Chair Bobby Scott (D-Va.) reintroduced the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). The legislation, which claims to be pro-worker, would force employees to pay union dues regardless of whether they support a union, threaten private ballots in union elections, and strip workers of their independent contractor classification. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Senior Vice President of the Employment Policy Division, Glenn Spencer, issued the following statement after today's reintroduction...

ArticleFeb 04, 2021 - 12:15pm
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The Hazards of Hazard Pay

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one year mark and we continue to see a K-shaped recovery, the issue of “hazard pay” for individuals in certain industries has been a topic of ongoing discussion.  When first proposed in the HEROES Act last year, Democrats in Congress