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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EventJan 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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2021 State of American Business Series: The Annual Address and Power Hours

The event will explore how a united business community can rally a divided nation around a widespread economic recovery, restore good governance, and rebuild our economy for the future.

Above the FoldJan 15, 2021 - 10:30am

Infrastructure and Workforce Development Are Key to Rebuilding America

Check out the key takeaways from our Policy Power Hour: Spotlight on Washington on Jan. 14, 2021.

ArticleJan 13, 2021 - 11:15am

New Year, New Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation

The Employment and Training Administration rang in the new year by publishing half a dozen guidance documents pertaining to Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs addressed in the most recent COIVD relief package.

In the NewsJan 06, 2021 - 4:45pm

DOL Announces Independent Contractor Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its final rule on independent contractors will be published in the Federal Register on January 7. Click here for a copy of the rule.

Press ReleaseJan 06, 2021 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Applauds Dept. of Labor's Final Rule on Independent Contractors

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded the Department of Labor’s final rule on the determination of independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule will become effective in 60 days.

ArticleDec 23, 2020 - 9:30am
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Unemployment Insurance Extensions Pass through Congress

Earlier this week, Congressional Leadership released the 2021 Omnibus with the Covid-19 stimulus ride along. Both chambers of Congress have passed the legislation, and it awaits President Trump’s signature.   

ArticleDec 15, 2020 - 9:00pm

COVID Relief: Bipartisan. Bicameral. By Christmas?

Earlier this week, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers came together to release the highly anticipated Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020. The 500-page legislation comes at a time when 19 million Americans are continuing to file unemployment insurance (UI) claims and roughly 12 million face entering the new year without any financial support.

EventDec 09, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

COVID-19 Impact on Childcare: Employers, Providers, and Working Parents

Parents are trying to balance childcare and work, childcare providers are trying to stay open or re-open with decreased capacity and increased operational costs, and employers are trying to determine how and when their working parents can return to work.

ArticleNov 18, 2020 - 8:30am

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