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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Field Hearing to Explore Effects of Workplace Rules and Regulations

On Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m., Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) will host a field hearing entitled, “The 21st Century Workforce: How Current Rules and Regulations Affect Innovation and Flexibility in Michigan’s Workplaces.” The hearing will take place in room M119-M120 of Lansing Community College-West Campus, 5780 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI.

The Fair Labor Standards Act is the primary federal law governing wage and hour standards. The workplace has changed dramatically since the law was enacted in 1938. An outdated regulatory structure has created confusion and uncertainty for both employees and employers, and many of the rules guiding the law’s implementation are not meeting the needs of today’s workforce. At a time when more men and women value workplace flexibility, federal policies make it harder to balance the needs of family and work. The field hearing will provide an opportunity to discuss how current rules and regulations are impacting Michigan’s workers and job creators. Media wishing to attend the event should contact Dan Kotman.

To learn more about the hearing, visit http://edworkforce.house.gov/.

 

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WITNESS LIST

Nancy McKeague
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Okemos, MI
Testifying on behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management

Jared Meyer
Fellow
Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Dale Belman
Professor
School of Labor and Industrial Relations
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Laurita Thomas
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

D. Mark Wilson
Vice President
Health and Employment Policy
HR Policy Association
Washington, D.C.