Obama’s Next Four Years (In Employment Law)

November 8th, 2012 by JBWK

With the unsurprising reelection of President Obama, what major shifts in employment law will we see? Here’s one guess, from the Proactive Employer:

  1. Paycheck Fairness Act, which puts the burden on employers to explain gender-based pay gaps, will be revitalized
  2. Federal contractors’ compensation practices will be scrutinized
  3. The government will press for more contractors to hire disabled workers
  4. The EEOC will continue its adverse-impact focus on items like criminal records, high-school graduation, and other various topics
  5. Wage and hour law will be vigorously enforced to support increased revenue via penalties

Obviously the National Labor Relations Board will also continue to play a larger role than it traditionally has, likely continuing its entry into areas it historically left alone.

The continued roll-out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will go on unabated, with many major changes becoming effective in 2014.

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