2016 U.S. Presidential Election Coverage

HR professionals must evaluate candidates' workplace policies

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

With the presidential election upon us, it is important for HR professionals to evaluate the workplace policies of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton before heading to the polls. 

The following is an archive of SHRM's election coverage to date. New articles will be added as the election cycle continues.

Candidate Workplace Policies:

Hillary ClintonAn Overview of Clinton’s Workplace Positions
Hillary Clinton has made a number of promises about workplace law during her presidential campaign. Like the electorate, policy experts are divided in their opinions on her positions.

Donald Trump Trump’s Ideas for Change in the Workplace
For HR professionals, Donald Trump's positions on issues affecting the workplace are of particular interest.

Election Coverage:

Immigration Reform Means Different Things to Clinton, Trump
U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both said they will make changes to the country's immigration system, but what they actually intend to do is not certain.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Both Support Surge in Infrastructure Work Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Both Support Surge in Infrastructure Work
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump don't agree on much, but both presidential candidates support a significant boost in government spending to upgrade roads, bridges, ports, airports and other infrastructure. 

Vice Presidential Debate Highlights Candidates’ Differences
The vice presidential candidates squared off in a debate Oct. 4, touching on workplace issues.

Clinton, Trump Spar over Jobs in First Debate
In their debut presidential debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday clashed over whose economic plan would create the most jobs in the country, the viability of trade deals and other workplace issues.

Presidential Election Is Stressing Out Workers, Hurting Productivity Presidential Election Is Stressing Out Workers, Hurting Productivity

The contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for president of the United States is stressing out workers and inciting workplace arguments that are hurting productivity, according to new findings by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Clinton vs. Trump: Equal Pay for Equal Work
Ensuring that employers provide equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender, has traditionally been a priority of the Democratic Party, while Republicans historically have pushed back on any laws that would potentially infringe on an employer's ability to reward its workforce primarily on the basis of merit with minimal government interference.

Trump vs. Clinton on Health Care: Their Differences Are Clear
Of all the issues debated by the Trump and Clinton campaigns, few offer a clearer picture of the candidates' philosophical differences than health care coverage. While Hillary Clinton says her goal is to preserve and build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Donald Trump has made clear his intention is to repeal current legislation and replace it with a system that requires less federal government support.

President Obama’s Immigration Reform May Live Again Under Hillary ClintonPresident Obama’s Immigration Reform May Live Again Under Hillary Clinton
At first glance, the Supreme Court's denial of rehearing on lower court rulings that preliminarily blocked President Barack Obama's proposed immigration programs seems to spell the end of the programs. But the programs may rise from the dead if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

Trump Campaign Noncompete Agreement Draws Criticism
An employment agreement that Donald Trump is requiring campaign employees and volunteers to sign violates employees' rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), according to a workers' rights organization.

Imagine what would happen if your company’s entire executive leadership and management teams up and left at the same time, handing over their badges and turning off the lights without leaving so much as a list of tips behind for the folks who would replace them. Thousands of vacancies would open up in an instant—and your HR team would have less than three months to recruit for those positions. 

There's no escaping office politics, so learn how to cultivate your power and use it wisely.

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