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

ArticleDec 11, 2019 - 3:30pm
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PRO Act Delayed?

According to a recent article, progressives and unions are getting frustrated that the Protecting the Right to Organize Act seems delayed.

CommentDec 05, 2019 - 1:30pm

Letter to New Jersey Senate on Independent Contractor Law

A letter to the New Jersey Senate president, Stephen M. Sweeney regarding efforts to amend Senate Bill 4204 (S. 4204). This legislation deals with the definition of independent contractor under New Jersey law. As introduced, S. 4204 would have severely restricted the ability of employers across a range of industries from being able to continue the legitimate use of independent contractors by removing language from Part B of the ABC test, specifically that stating: “or performed outside of all the places of business of the enterprise.”

ReportNov 21, 2019 - 11:45am
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Labor's Litany of Dangerous Ideas: The PRO Act

This paper highlights the major changes to the established framework of labor and employment relations that organized labor has in mind with the PRO Act. While it is unlikely to become law in the current Congress, the PRO Act is a harbinger of things to come if the political winds shift in 2020.

ArticleNov 19, 2019 - 10:45am
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NLRB Issues Plan of Action to Resolve Recusal Issues 

Today, the NLRB issued a long-awaited report on how it will handle recusal issues going forward.

CommentNov 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

Letter opposing New Jersey Senate Bill S. 4204

The U.S. Chamber opposes Senate Bill 4204 (S. 4204), a bill that would amend New Jersey’s code to severely restrict the ability of employers to utilize the legitimate services of independent contractors.

Press ReleaseNov 12, 2019 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Supreme Court's DACA Hearing

“It is extremely disappointing that we’ve reached a point where Congress has left the future of hundreds of thousands of young people to a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Stripping DACA recipients of their ability to legally live and work in the country will harm them, their employers, their families, and their communities," said Bradley.

ArticleNov 07, 2019 - 11:30am
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Boy Scouts or Boycotts?

NLRB decides in favor of Kroger in union agent solicitation case and defines what can be considered "other distribution".

ArticleOct 11, 2019 - 4:45pm
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The UAW’s GM Smokescreen

Despite numerous offers from the General Motors, the UAW remains on strike and at loggerheads with the company.