Labor Relations Committee

The committee focuses on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including: employment nondiscrimination, minimum wage and wage-hour, occupational safety and health, immigration, labor-management relations, union corporate/strategic campaigns, workplace privacy, work-family issues and leave mandates, and emerging international labor policy issues.

The committee focuses on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including: employment nondiscrimination, minimum wage and wage-hour, occupational safety and health, immigration, labor-management relations, union corporate/strategic campaigns, workplace privacy, work-family issues and leave mandates, and emerging international labor policy issues. The committee’s work reflects the Chamber's commitment to crafting sound labor and employment policies in the interest of our members and their employees and to counterbalancing the efforts of other groups advocating the erosion of management rights. 

This committee has a number of active subcommittees. They are: Wage, Hour, and Leave; Immigration; Equal Employment Opportunity; Occupational Safety and Health; and National Labor Relations Act. In addition, the committee has a task force on human trafficking that develops best practices, highlights employer programs, and reviews legislative responses. 

Recent Activity

Issue BriefMar 27, 2020 - 12:30pm

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: DOL Q&A

The Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor has created an expanded question and answer page for employers seeking to meet the requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  You can find this page here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

Letters to CongressMar 23, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on the CARES Act

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the members of the United States Senate supporting S. 3548, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act."

Mar 19, 2020 - 7:15pm

AFL-CIO Sues NLRB Over Election Procedure Rule

In non-Coronavirus related news, the AFL-CIO on March 6 filed a lawsuit against the NLRB seeking to overturn its election procedures rule.

Issue BriefMar 17, 2020 - 12:45pm

Summary of Latest Congressional Action on Coronavirus Response

Summary of Latest Congressional Action on Coronavirus Response

CommentMar 06, 2020 - 1:30pm

Letter to West Virginia Governor Justice Supporting HB 2646

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports HB 2646, the proposal to add a Safe Harbor provision to the Wage Payment and Collection Act.

ArticleMar 04, 2020 - 5:15pm

NLRB Challenging Oregon’s Workplace Meeting Law

The National Labor Relations Board will soon be heading to federal court in an attempt to nullify Oregon's so-called “captive audience” law.

In the NewsMar 04, 2020 - 4:00pm

California’s AB 5 kills off 40-year Lake Tahoe Music Festival

California’s AB 5 has taken another life: The new law has now killed off the 40-year old Lake Tahoe Music Festival.

Letters to CongressFeb 26, 2020 - 10:15am

Letter to House in Support of H.R. 2438 the "Not Invisible Act of 2019"

Dear Chairman Nadler and Ranking Member Collins : The U.S. Chamber of Co mmerce supports H.R. 2438 , the “Not Invisible Act of 2019,”which the Committee is expected to mark up on February 26 . This bill would enhance the abilityof tribal communities and t he federal government to combat human trafficking of NativeAmericans and Alaska Natives.

ArticleFeb 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
NLRB

NLRB Announces Joint Employer Final Rule

The National Labor Relations Board today announced that it would issue tomorrow its final joint employer rule.