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Labor & Employment Law Updates

Campbell Litigation Attorneys Travel to Washington D.C. to Discuss Employment and Labor Regulatory Overreach with Members of Congress

Stacey Campbell and Dan Combs, of Campbell Litigation, P.C., participated in a series of meetings with Colorado and Wyoming Representatives and Senators, congressional staff, and the National Association of Manufacturing in Washington, D.C., focusing on labor and employment regulatory overreach. The meetings were the key feature of a Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry’s[1] (“CACI,” which is Colorado’s State Chamber of Commerce (see related link) six-person trip to Washington, D.C. in September 2016.

Stacey and Dan talked with Congressional delegates (Senators Michael Bennett and Cory Gardner of Colorado; Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming; and Representatives Mike Coffman, Scott Tipton, Ken Buck, and Jered Polis of Colorado); and congressional staff about the burdens placed on management by, among other things, the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) recent overtime rule concerning white collar exemptions; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) wage reporting rule, which requires employers with 100 and more employees to submit extensive data about employees; the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) joint-employer rule and expansive decisions concerning concerted, protected activities.

The Representatives and Senators who were receptive to management’s concerns urged employers to provide specific anecdotes and examples of how federal regulatory overreach hurts businesses and the employees whom the regulations are intended to assist. Stacey Campbell and Dan Combs will be working with CACI to gather such stories, and employers are urged to submit their own specific examples to their Congressmen and Congresswomen, and Senators. 

[1] Stacey Campbell is a member of CACI's Board of Directors.