Labor

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.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

CommentMay 01, 2020 - 12:15pm

Letter to IL Governor Pritzker on Worker's Compensation

The Honorable J.B. PritzkerGovernor of the State of Illinois207 State HouseSpringfield, IL 62706 Dear Governor Pritzker:

ArticleMay 01, 2020 - 10:00am
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Scalia Sets Record Straight on OSHA/DOL Actions Re: Workplace Safety and Coronavirus

One of the debates that has been flaring up recently is whether OSHA has taken the proper course in directing employers on how to protect employees from exposure to coronavirus by focusing on issuing guidance instead of a regulation.

ArticleApr 27, 2020 - 11:00am
West Virginia State Capitol Dome

Twice as Nice, Court Upholds West Virginia Right-to-Work Law for Good

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued a decision upholding the constitutionality of West Virginia’s right-to-work statute.

ArticleApr 27, 2020 - 11:00am

States Pass Additional Paid Leave Requirements

In response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Congress passed and President Trump signed into law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FCCRA), which expires on December 31, 2020. 

ReportApr 24, 2020 - 9:30am

A Backgrounder on Unemployment Insurance under the CARES Act

The CARES Act significantly expanded access to the unemployment insurance (UI) system for American workers who suffer job losses or reduced hours through no fault of their own. This is what you need to know.

EventApr 24, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Innovations: Amplifying Wellness

Innovations: Amplifying Wellness.

The program explores the burden of pain and the complications in addressing it, as well as what the future holds for employers and employees. The program will also explore how employers are adapting to the COVID-19 crisis and how the health care sector is developing strategies to combat the disease.

ArticleApr 23, 2020 - 4:30pm
California Sate Capitol

PUA as an Alternative to Workers’ Compensation Amid Coronavirus

Some states have started to look at workers’ compensation as a means to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus on employees.

ArticleApr 23, 2020 - 10:15am
NLRB

NLRB Urged to Cease Representation Elections

A group of 20 prominent labor attorneys on April 20 submitted a letter to the NLRB formally requesting that that it suspend elections.

CommentApr 22, 2020 - 4:15pm

Letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom Re: Workers' Compensation for COVID-19 Relief

The U.S. Chamber submitted comments regarding the contemplated use of workers' compensation for individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press ReleaseApr 21, 2020 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Calls for Swift Enactment of New CARES Act Funding, Urges Additional Support for All Small Employers

The U.S. Chamber welcomed news today that the administration and Congress have reached a deal to increase funding for small business owners under the CARES Act and called for swift enactment.