Employer Vaccine Mandates: What your business needs to know
Earlier today, the NC Chamber held a critical conversation with N.C. Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson on: “Employer Vaccine Mandates: What Your Business Needs to Know” to unpack the business impacts of OSHA’s employer vaccine mandate requirements. You can access key resources related to the webinar below, including the recording. We hope to have the opportunity to host you soon at one of our upcoming events.
Additional Resources for Employers:OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard: Visit our COVID-19 Resource Guide for a comprehensive resource list, including ETS summary, FAQ, and OSHA’s webinar. The NC Chamber team would like to extend thanks to Mr. Strach, Commissioner Dobson, and the N.C. Department of Labor for providing their insights to help business leaders navigate this critical issue. For additional questions, please reach out directly:Phillip J. Strach, Partner, Nelson MullinsCommissioner Josh Dobson, NCDOL. If you haven’t had a chance to do so, please complete our brief event survey to share your thoughts and suggestions as we continue to improve our programming. We appreciate your feedback!
Infrastructure Bill Passes. Huge Win for America.
Last Friday, the House of Representatives delivered a huge win for the country by passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and sending it to President Biden for his signature.
Why it matters: Congress has turned this long-overdue promise into a reality. We will finally invest in America’s roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure, growing our economy and improving the quality of life for Americans.
Our take: “We thank every member of the House and Senate who cast a vote for America’s future. This historic victory wouldn’t have been possible without the leadership of Sens. Portman, Cassidy, Sinema, and Manchin, and key members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus,” said Chamber President and CEO Suzanne Clark.
“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help connect 14 million Americans to broadband, provide clean drinking water for 10 million families, upgrade our energy grid, and create millions of jobs. It is the single largest investment in bridges since construction of the Interstate Highway System and the single largest investment made to address climate change in U.S. history.
“For more than 25 years, the Chamber has led the charge for investment in America’s crumbling infrastructure. We will continue to work with our partners in business, labor, and government to identify projects with the most critical need, help find the necessary workers to get started, and bring much-needed investment to communities across America.
“The bipartisan infrastructure negotiations showed us how Congress can work together to solve today’s most pressing challenges.
Learn more: This Chamber timeline looks back at the most notable moments in the past 25 years that lead to this victory. Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley told Washington, DC’s Fox 5 to expect to see projects begin as soon as next spring: “States have been planning for this. They’ve been waiting for several months now for Congress to finally pass this bill.”
Looking ahead: The multi-trillion-dollar tax-and-spend reconciliation is still under consideration by Congress and still threatens our fragile economic recovery. The Chamber continues working hard to prevent it from becoming law.
Sharing a friendly reminder that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s The Future of Business and Higher Education event is starting now at 3:00 PM ET and will run until 4:00 PM ET. Click here to tune in live.
In partnership with Accenture, the U.S. Chamber welcomes presidents and chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions from across the country in a dialogue on how leaders in business and higher education are creating purposeful partnerships to enhance educational experiences and develop a skilled workforce for the future. Hear from leaders in business, policy, and higher education on value-added private sector partnerships and efforts to address opportunity gaps and advance equality of opportunity in education and employment.
Final Speaker Lineup
The Honorable Alma Adams, Representative, North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District; Co-Chair, HBCU Caucus
Dr. Tony Allen, President, Delaware State University; Chair Nominee, President’s Board of Advisors, White House HBCU Initiative
Latricia Boone, Vice President, Equality of Opportunity Initiative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Jimmy Etheredge, Chief Executive Officer, Accenture North America
Kory Hawkins, University Relations Lead, Microsoft Corporation
Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard, President, Wilberforce University
Madeline Pumariega, President, Miami Dade College
Rick Wade, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Outreach, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Chime Solutions; Chairman, Wilberforce University Board of Trustees