Employment & Labor Group

About the Employment & Labor Group

HR Policy Association’s advocacy efforts are rooted is its longstanding emphasis on capturing and effectively deploying the employer view in policy debates.

The Association's Employment & Labor Group (Formerly FWPC), composed of members from every industry and size represented in the Association, exemplifies this practice.  As workplace policy developments shift to match changing social, economic, and technological realities, the Group’s insights and guidance ensures that the Association remains ahead of the curve.

The Group is composed primarily of senior officials and counsel within HR Policy member companies who are directly responsible for employee/labor relations and/or workplace regulation matters, including CHROs, employment counsel, labor relations vice presidents and chief privacy officers and their key staff members.

Policy areas the Group directs its efforts on include:

  • Paid leave
  • Gender pay equity
  • Data privacy
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Discrimination (EEOC, OFCCP)
  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Labor laws (NLRB, union organizing, employee voice)
  • Scheduling Rights
  • Joint employer/independent contractor
  • Predispute arbitration agreements
  • Pay equity legislation
  • Immigration

The Group is led by an Advisory Board and several issue-specific task force groups to help focus on key issues of these areas. Membership is available to all HR Policy members at no cost.