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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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Missouri Chamber’s Kara Corches to serve as new Vice President of Governmental Affairs

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The Missouri Chamber’s Kara Corches, formerly Director of Legislative Affairs, has stepped into the role of Vice President of Governmental Affairs, the Missouri Chamber announced Thursday. “This leadership role is very well deserved. Kara Corches has done an outstanding job representing the Missouri Chamber in the Capitol and establishing strong relationships with our members,” said […]

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Federal vaccine mandate FAQ

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BREAKING NEWS (Update 1/13/22): Supreme Court halts Biden vaccine mandate  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 […]

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OSHA releases guidelines for federal vaccine mandate

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revealed details of the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate rules for large employers on Nov. 4. The business community has been waiting for guidelines to be released since the Sept. 9 announcement of the plan. To which organizations does the mandate apply? Those with 100 or more employees company-wide. […]

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Missouri’s women leaders to gather in St. Louis for professional development conference

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Several of Missouri’s top women in business will be sharing their wisdom and experience on Nov. 2-3 in St. Louis. The Missouri Chamber’s statewide Women in Leadership Conference — debuted in 2019 and returning in 2021 after a pandemic hiatus — will offer practical, business-focused professional development content and unique networking opportunities to professional women […]

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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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