One major component of North Carolina’s attractive business climate is its longstanding status as a right-to-work (RTW) state. That status has allowed us to maintain the lowest rate of private-sector union membership in the nation, and numerous studies show that RTW benefits can stimulate growth in jobs, wages, per capita income and state tax revenues. However, every year, North Carolina sees new legislation introduced that could have potentially negative impacts on workplace policies and the cost of a job for state employers.
The North Carolina Chamber believes that in order to be as competitive as possible in the site selection process and to enhance the economic prospects of all North Carolinians, we must protect our right-to-work status. We will continue to actively oppose legislative proposals that could reduce certainty for employers in making decisions about the operations of their companies, and do irreparable harm to North Carolina’s business climate.
Labor & Workplace News
Courtesy of a recent North Carolina Supreme Court ruling, the workers’ compensation reforms achieved in 2011 are on the verge of total decimation. In a major blow to North Carolina’s business community, the state Supreme Court unraveled the balan...
A recent workers’ compensation ruling from the North Carolina Supreme Court will be detrimental to injured employees and employers across the state. In Wilkes v. City of Greenville, the state Supreme Court expanded liability in workers’ compensat...
North Carolina’s legal climate has improved dramatically over the last several years. However, there are still commonsense reforms yet to be implemented that would foster greater predictability and clarity in our legal system. Senate Bill 470: Pers...