- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s business lobby says it wants changes to a state law that limits protections to LGBT people, but only offering specifics on a provision that blocks workplace discrimination lawsuits from state courts.

The state chamber of commerce said Wednesday it thinks state courts should again consider cases by people who think their employer discriminated against them because of their age, sex, race or other factors. North Carolina Chamber says a new screening process and time limit should limit litigation.

The chamber isn’t taking a specific position on parts of House Bill 2 that limit legal protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Local chambers in Raleigh and Durham say it’s hurting business.

HB2 also blocks local governments from requiring businesses pay more than the $7.25 statewide minimum wage.

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