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  • Grothman Holds DOL Secretary Accountable for Department Efficiency
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on the policies and priorities of the U.S. Department of Labor during a House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing. Excerpts of Grothman’s questioning Congressman Grothman: “Thank you very much. How many employees do you have over at the Department of Labor?” Secretary Acosta: “Congressman, I believe we have about 15,000, give or take.” Congressman Grothman: “And how many do you ... Read more

  • Grothman Supports Save Local Business Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted in favor of the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), which rolls back the National Labor Relations Board’s employer rule. The joint-employer standard that was implemented under the Obama administration defines joint employer as those who have direct or indirect control over employees. For example, the expanded standard allows franchisors to control and heavily monitor franchisees in areas like hiring, firing and other day-to-day operations, w... Read more

  • Grothman Celebrates National Manufacturing Day
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Manufacturing, Jobs and the Economy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 6, 2017 Contact: Bernadette Green, (202) 225-2476 Grothman Celebrates National Manufacturing Day (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement in celebration of National Manufacturing Day. “In Wisconsin, we’re really good at making stuff. That’s what we do; especially in the Sixth District where 80,000 of our citizens wake up and go to work at factories and manufacturing facilities – more than almost any other pla... Read more

  • Grothman Helps Advance Bill to Roll Back Joint-Employer Standard
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted to advance the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), of which he is a co-sponsor, out of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. The bill will now continue the process towards a vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 3441 rolls back the expanded definition of the current joint-employer standard to define joint employers as only those who have “actual, direct and immediate” control over employees. The current Nati... Read more

  • Grothman to Host Job Fair with 30 + Local Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    The office of Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today announced it will host a job fair in conjunction with local businesses on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at UW-Fond du Lac University Center Commons (400 University Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54935). More than 30 businesses from across the Sixth District will be in attendance to fill open positions in areas like engineering, welding and customer service. A complete list of businesses and positions, as well as a RSVP ... Read more

  • Grothman Supports Flexibility of Ozone Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from placing unnecessary economic burden on manufacturers and businesses. The Ozone Standards Implementation Act (H.R. 806) delays the implementation of the EPA’s 2015 ozone standards in the Clean Air Act until 2025. It also increases the timeline for EPA reviews of compliance with ozone standards from five years to ten years. “The EPA’s current regulations on ozone need to be more flexible... Read more

  • Grothman: Joint-Employer Standard Leads to Fewer Small Businesses, More Lawyers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today examined the growing threat to small businesses posed by the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expanded definition of the joint-employer standard during a House Education and the Workforce hearing. Witnesses at the hearing included small business executives, employment lawyers and professors. Excerpts of Grothman’s remarks “I think one of the joys of owning a business is the freedom to say ‘I’m my own boss’[…] Does this joint employer standar... Read more

  • Grothman Speaks on House Floor in Support of Worker Choice in Overtime Compensation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180). Excerpts of Grothman’s remarks: “I’d like to speak on the Working Families Flexibility Act. “Over a period of time, the rules and regulations this body has passed [have become] one-size-fits-all and lack common sense. “I’m glad to be a co-sponsor of this bill, which gives people flexibility. If they work more than 40 hours in a we... Read more

  • Grothman: Workers Should Have Options for Overtime Compensation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today spoke about the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) in an Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing The Working Families Flexibility Act is a straightforward bill that allows private-sector employers to give hourly workers the option of either monetary compensation or additional paid time off for any overtime hours worked. Grothman is a co-sponsor of the bill. Excerpts of Grothman’s remarks: “I recently ran ... Read more

  • Grothman Discusses Overtime Pay in Workforce Protections Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned human resource professionals, labor policy experts and business owners about federal wages and the overtime rule during an Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing. Excerpts of Grothman’s remarks: “Why don’t we talk more about the overtime rule - the cause of workers who were previously exempt from overtime to be included in overtime. I always like to repeat a story of a buddy of mine back home whose daug... Read more

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