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

ArticleJul 08, 2020 - 10:00am

Court Upholds Most of the NLRB Election Procedures Rule

The federal D.C. District Court issued an order upholding most of the NLRB's election procedures rule.

ArticleJul 03, 2020 - 5:15pm
NLRB

The NLRB’s Discipline Defense

For the last couple of years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been chipping away at the dubious legacy of the Obama-era Board—a legacy that

ArticleJun 25, 2020 - 12:45pm
California Sate Capitol

Misclassification Mayhem Dashes On

The state of California demonstrates its reluctance to foster a good business environment on a regular basis and with seeming alacrity, and one bugaboo du jour among the Golden State’s policymakers is the area of alleged 

CommentJun 19, 2020 - 10:15am

Coalition Letter to the American National Standards Institute

Mr. Joe BhatiaPresident and CEOAmerican National Standards Institute1899 L Street, NW, 11 th Fl.Washington, DC 20036 Dear Mr. Bhatia,

In the NewsJun 17, 2020 - 11:15am

The Real Impact of AB 5

In 2019, the California legislature passed A.B. 5, a bill that dramatically curtails the use of independent contractors in the state.  A.B. 5 establishes a three-factor “ABC” test to determine whether someone is an employee, or an independent contractor.  Predictably, the law has upended many successful business models and cost some workers their jobs.

CommentJun 06, 2020 - 8:15am

Letter to CO Legislature re: SB216, the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado"

Re: SB216, the “Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado ” TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COLORADO LEGISLATURE:

ArticleJun 01, 2020 - 4:45pm
Flag of Colorado

Colorado Drops Expansive Joint Employer Definition

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) on May 25 finalized

ArticleMay 31, 2020 - 4:15pm
California Sate Capitol

¡Ay Caramba! California’s Misclassification Mayhem

The fifth day of May is better known in many quarters as Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of the day that Mexico defeated the French empire at the