2021 Key Issues: Workplace management
Preserving the right of private employers to develop wage and benefit packages that fit the distinct needs of companies and employees
Minnesota companies are often recognized as some of the best places to work in the nation. Employers are in the best position to design benefit packages that serve the needs of their businesses and employees. Mandating broad-sweeping, one-size-fits-all employee benefits threaten employees’ ability to compete, especially as the state’s economy begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Legislators must preserve private-sector flexibility on wage, benefit, scheduling and employee classification divisions.
Alyza Bohbot of Alakef Coffee Roasters and City Girl Coffee explains how workplace mandates would impact her workplace.
The Chamber’s priorities for the 2021 session include:
- Support explicit statewide preemption of local labor ordinances.
- Ensure regulatory changes consider impacts on employers.
- Preserve the legal standard in hostile work environment claims while promoting prevention policies and workplace training programs.
- Promote workplace safety and employer protections concerning potential legalization of recreational marijuana.
Our work gets results
- Preserved employers' ability to create benefit packages for their specific workplace and industry.
- Opposed one-size-fits-all mandates on employee benefits that would constrain employers’ ability to conduct business.
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