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Minimum Wage
The Chamber does not support the annual raise based on a CPI (Consumer Price Index) based outside of Montana. We do support including a tip credit.
Living Wage
The Chamber believes in the ability of market forces to set wages and benefit levels. We encourage workers to further job skill levels to increase value in the workplace and increase their salary levels. We oppose mandated increases in the minimum work age level or the creation of livable wage legislation.
Workers Compensation
The Chamber supports the exclusive remedy doctrine for workplace injuries with the inherent trade off of legislative benefits for the injured worker without having to prove negligence.
The Chamber supports continued broad reform as necessary to make Montana more competitive with other states.
The Chamber supports legislation that clearly defines proper and improper terminations, the function of probation in employment, and the legal liability for an employer or employee who breaks these rules.
We believe that employers should be able to exchange previous work experience without risk of liability, doing so in good faith and reasonable, with either the potential employer or the previous employer.
Covid Liability
The Chamber businesses believe that if businesses are following federal, state, and local guidance, they should be protected from lawsuits. In a time when small business owners are seeking to recover and rebuild, the Chamber is concerned that a frivolous lawsuit could destroy a small business. The Chamber believes that small business owners do not have the time or money to defend numerous lawsuits when they are working to keep their doors open.
Wilmot Collins
Commissioner Andres Haladay
Mayor Wilmot Collins Commissioner O’Loughlin Commissioner Logan Commissioner Haladay Commissioner Dean
Commissioner Heather O’Loughlin
Commissioner Sean Logan
City Administrator Rachel Harlow-Schalk
   Commissioner Emily Dean
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