Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Issues Statement Regarding Legislation To Preempt Local Employment Law Ordinances

May 14, 2015, 18:19 ET from Michigan Chamber of Commerce

LANSING, Mich., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding legislation (House Bill 4052) to prevent regulatory overreach by prohibiting local government from enacting certain types of employment law ordinances.

"The Michigan Chamber believes that all employees should be treated fairly. Everyday across the state, Chamber members work hard to attract and keep good employees. We do not support employment discrimination.

"The original purpose of House Bill 4052 is to preempt local employment law ordinances that overlap, duplicate or conflict with state labor law. While continuing to support the legislation, the Chamber is working with the sponsor of the bill and other lawmakers on amendments to clarify and ensure that HB 4052 does not override local ordinances prohibiting employment discrimination in the workplace."

The Michigan Chamber is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,700 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Michigan Chamber represents businesses of every size and type in all 83 counties of the state. Michigan Chamber member businesses provide jobs to 1.5 million residents. One of every 2.6 employees in Michigan works for a Chamber member firm. The Michigan Chamber was established in 1959 to be an advocate for Michigan's job providers in the legislative, political and legal process.

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