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Bill could trigger flood of new lawsuits against businesses

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The Missouri House of Representatives has passed an egregious, anti-business bill that seeks to benefit trial attorneys at the expense of Missouri’s job creators. House Bill 1692 would create the grounds for a potential flood of lawsuits in Missouri, allowing trial attorneys to target businesses over employer vaccination policies. The bill is sponsored by Rep. […]

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Hitting 95 percent of pre-pandemic employment levels, Missouri is a leading state in economic recovery

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Missouri has recovered more than 95 percent of the jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Missouri Chamber’s latest quarterly economic report. Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner of Economic Leadership LLC, said that Missouri is among those states leading in job recovery after adding back 357,200 of the jobs lost. “Ten states have made […]

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Republican and Democrat senators stand up for employers in vaccine debate

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The Missouri Chamber today praised Senate Republican and Democrat leaders who voted down an amendment to ban workplace vaccine requirements that was offered by Sen. Bob Onder on an unrelated public construction bill on April 4. Specifically, the amendment would have given employees or prospective employees a cause of action against employers who have a […]

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Standing up for employers in Senate vaccine debate

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With an all-night lobbying effort and a bold new media campaign, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is continuing to lead the charge against proposals to expand the government’s authority over employer vaccine policies. The debate over whether the government should override employer vaccine policies tied up the Senate floor during an all-night Senate […]

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Tyranny? Missouri Chamber pushes back in vaccination policy debate

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry continued to push back against government overreach this week as lawmakers worked to advance legislation to limit workplace vaccination policies. In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of bills have been filed in Missouri that seek to strip employers of the right to require vaccination in […]

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Government overreach: House committees vote on workplace vaccine policy bills

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Despite serious concerns from the employer community, the Judiciary Committee in the Missouri House of Representatives has advanced anti-business legislation on workplace vaccination policies. More than 30 bills have been filed in Missouri this year to upend private employers’ ability to require vaccination, including the COVID-19 vaccine. This is an emerging issue across the country. […]

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“Let business decide” movement gains momentum

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Nearly 300 Missouri employers, led by the Missouri Chamber, have co-signed a letter urging legislators to set aside anti-business proposals that would dictate workplace vaccine policy. Sign the letter here. The word is getting out about Missouri’s grassroots employer community uniting behind this important issue. Watch recent clips from the news about the Missouri Chamber’s stance […]

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BREAKING: Supreme Court halts Biden vaccine mandate

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The US Supreme Court has blocked the Biden Administration from mandating COVID-19 vaccination at businesses with 100 or more employees, while allowing a similar rule for health care facilities to stand. The Missouri Chamber had strongly pushed back against the Biden administration’s plan, arguing that employers should continue to have the right to establish vaccine […]

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OSHA vaccine and testing mandate reinstated

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Originally announced on Sept. 9 and temporarily blocked by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Biden Administration vaccinate-or-test rule for large employers has been reinstated. The mandate applies to employers with 100 or more employees firm-wide and is being overseen by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While an appeal to the US […]

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Employers: Speak out about how the federal vaccine mandate would impact your business

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Even with implementation of the federal vaccine mandate currently suspended, the Missouri Chamber is encouraging employers to file public comments with OSHA. The Missouri Chamber has submitted a public comment to OSHA in opposition to the mandate. Make your voice heard on this issue by submitting your public comment here. Talking points or a comment […]

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