For the 2013 General Assembly, House Bill 154 is the product of a joint effort between the state worker's compensation board and an advisory council made up of representatives from the business, medical, and legal communities to develop new policies and statutory changes for improving the system. The Chamber supports this measure as it seeks to enact workers’ compensation system reforms that promote a balanced and equitable system that is fair to the employee and employer, and designed to return the employee to work as soon as possible.Our Position
The Chamber supports protection of the state’s right-to-work status and employment at-will laws, as well as the union’s right to be in the workplace. However, the Chamber also wants to ensure that employees have appropriate information readily available to them regarding their rights and that their safety is protected during union organizing efforts or demonstrations.Our Position
The Chamber supports authorizing the use of state employee pension funds for alternative investments in order to expand access to venture and seed capital.Our Position
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce supports improving Georgia’s economic competitiveness by modifying job incentives and tax credit programs.Our Position
The Chamber believes immigration reform must take into account our state's ability to have access to both highly-skilled professionals and laborers.Our Position
The following is a statement from Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark regarding Governor Deal signing House Bill 318 – the Georgia Tourism Development Act – which also identifies several sources of venture capital funding for Georgia businesses:
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