Missouri Business Headlines

Missouri Chamber testifies on federal vaccine mandate

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Missouri Chamber Director of Legislative Affairs Kara Corches provided testimony in opposition to a federal vaccine mandate for employers at a hearing on Sept. 15. While we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is the pathway to full economic recovery, the Biden Administration’s approach is wrong for business and a severe governmental overreach. In fact, a poll […]

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Federal vaccine plan is the wrong approach for business

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The following is a statement from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “The Biden Administration’s new COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate is the wrong approach for business. As always, the Missouri Chamber will stand against attempts to place new government mandates on our employer community. Each workplace […]

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COVID litigation: Employers may consider posting a public notice

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An important law protecting employers from frivolous COVID-19 litigation was recently enacted in Missouri. The legislation, which was championed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, included a provision giving employers the option to post a notification in a visible location about the new law. The law does not require that businesses post the […]

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Missouri employers must notify staff about new unpaid leave law by Oct. 27

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Missouri employers should be aware of a new law that recently went into effect that ensures victims of domestic and sexual violence receive unpaid leave. The Missouri legislature passed House Bill 432 by Rep. Hannah Kelly, a Republican from Mountain Grove. The law, which applies to businesses with 20 or more employees, allows victims or […]

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FDA grants approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages 16+

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine against the virus that causes COVID-19. “As the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, […]

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Dan Mehan statement: Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 gains FDA approval

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The following is a statement from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “It is very encouraging to have the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 now officially approved by the FDA. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes that vaccination is our state’s pathway to economic recovery and […]

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Statement: Protecting the right to mandate COVID-19 vaccination

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Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has released the following statement in response to a new call to ban private sector COVID-19 vaccination mandates in Missouri: “Vaccination is the key to Missouri’s economic recovery. Getting vaccinated is good for business, good for public health and it’s the […]

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COVID Stops Here: 100 Missouri workplaces achieve vaccination benchmark

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In less than two weeks, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s COVID Stops Here pro-vaccination campaign has already honored more than 100 businesses that have achieved widespread vaccination against COVID-19. The Missouri Chamber developed the campaign as a way to highlight employers that are leading at a critical time to fight the spread of […]

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CDC revises masking guidelines to curb COVID-19 spike

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced July 27 that all individuals in high transmission areas, regardless of vaccination status, are urged to wear masks indoors. The announcement comes as COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, largely due to the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. “In recent days I have seen […]

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