clear, balanced rules and guidance on governance issues are critical to creating better workplaces
To ensure workplaces function to the benefit of employers and employees to avoid unintended consequences that hurt employers, employees and the overall economy, a range of perspectives should be considered in developing workplace governance policies.
- Labor-Management Relations: Balanced labor-management relations and recognizes the right of employees to form or join a union – and the right of employers to obtain advice on these matters.
- Minimum Wage: In a reasonable increase in the federal minimum wage, which has not changed since 2009, phased in over time to recognize the impact on small businesses.
- Employment Relationships: The ability of employers to enter into non-compete agreements with employees as an essential protection of their intellectual property.
Government policies affect a wide range of workplace issues, especially the relationship between employers and employees. The pace and complexity of change also affect workplace governance. As a result, clear, balanced rules and guidance on governance issues are critical to creating better workplaces.
Emily M. Dickens
Corporate Secretary, Chief of Staff & Head of Government Affairs, SHRM