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

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 09, 2020 - 5:00pm

Chamber Comments on the DOL Prevailing Wage Rule

Read our comments on the Department of Labor rule re: Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States

CommentNov 09, 2020 - 8:30am

Comments to EEOC re: Conciliation Procedures

Read our comments to EEOC on the proposed update of the Commission’s Conciliation Procedures

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

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.

CommentOct 26, 2020 - 10:15am

Comments to DHS on Student and Exchange Visitor Visas

Read our comments regarding an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Rule "Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media"

Letters to CongressOct 15, 2020 - 12:15pm

Coalition Letter on Executive Order 13950

This Coalition letter on Executive Order 13950, "Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping," was sent to the President of the United States and to the Secretary of Labor.