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HR professionals must prepare for Donald Trump's proposed workplace policies
Will the presidential innauguration of Donald Trump, it is time for HR professionals to review and prepare for his proposed workplace policies.
The following is a compilation of SHRM's post-election coverage of the Donald Trump administration:
Donald Trump's Workplace Policies:
Trump’s Ideas for Change in the WorkplaceIn some cases, President Donald Trump is calling for less regulation; in other situations, he calls for more. And his proposals aren't without some controversy.
Trump Administration Coverage:
In Focus: Puzder Nomination Hangs in the BalanceCEO Andrew Puzder may be having second thoughts about his nomination, sources say. But others indicate he's up for the confirmation battle.
Obama Legacy Includes ACA, New Overtime Rule, LGBT Protections
President Barack Obama entered office during the Great Recession and is leaving the nation's economy—by many measures—better than he found it. During his tenure, he issued executive orders to protect diverse groups of federal employees and called on private businesses to do the same. Now his landmark piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, faces being repealed and replaced, and President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to undo many of Obama's executive orders.
Trump Promises Immigration Plan Within First 100 DaysPresident-elect Donald Trump's administration will begin transforming the U.S. immigration system soon after he is sworn in as the nation's 45th president, fulfilling a major campaign pledge.
Puzder's Qualifications for Secretary of Labor ChallengedAndrew Puzder's compliance record as CEO at CKE Restaurants (the parent company of the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. burger chains) comes up short for a nominee to be secretary of labor, say congressional Democrats. Department of Labor investigations have turned up violations of workers' rights in more than half of inspections of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. restaurants, a group of senators said in a letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
Will Trump's Administration Enforce Marijuana Laws?Under President Barack Obama, the Department of Justice (DOJ) hasn't focused enforcement efforts on stopping state-approved medical or recreational marijuana use, but that could change with the new administration.
Regulatory Reform Likely Under PuzderDespite worker groups' opposition, wage and hour attorneys predict that Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants—the parent company of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's burger chains—will be confirmed by the Senate as the next secretary of labor. Employers can then expect Department of Labor (DOL) regulations implemented under the Obama administration to be re-examined or repealed.
Employers that Export Jobs Face UncertaintyPresident-elect Donald Trump's threat to impose steep tariffs on U.S. companies planning to move jobs abroad could have a chilling effect on those intentions. But it's not clear if the president has the power to sanction individual organizations for exporting jobs, if such penalties would be supported by Congress or if the courts would uphold those penalties.
Labor Relations Will Change Under TrumpThe election of Donald Trump as president turned the landscape of labor relations law upside down. Prior to the election, those expecting Hillary Clinton would win projected the expansion of the Obama administration's rules and executive orders. But the advent of a Trump administration reverses those assumptions.
Trump Appoints Andy Puzder as Labor SecretaryPresident-elect Donald Trump named Andrew Puzder, the chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants—the parent company of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's burger chains—as secretary of labor on Dec. 8.
Trump Faces Choice on Overtime AppealThe Department of Labor (DOL) under President-elect Donald Trump may withdraw the DOL's appeal of a preliminary blocking of the federal overtime rule if there hasn't been a decision on the appeal by Inauguration Day.
Election Results and Supreme Court Vacancy Raise Questions for the WorkplaceJustice Antonin Scalia's passing earlier this year and the recent presidential election are two events that have had a wide impact on the wage and hour arena in recent months, according to Christopher Parlo, an attorney with Morgan Lewis in New York City.
Trump’s Maternity Leave Proposal May Not Be Popular on Capitol Hill
Once Donald Trump becomes president, he may find critics of his paid maternity leave proposal on both sides of the aisle. Republican-supported legislation for banking compensatory time to cover future family leave needs may have brighter prospects. Even that may be a long shot, though, as its chief sponsor, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., was not re-elected.
ACA Likely to Change Substantially but Full Repeal UnlikelyPresident Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders are expected to first make a grand gesture of trying to repeal the ACA, and then start negotiating with Democrats on changing the law in ways that can attract enough senators from both parties to pass the 60-vote threshold. Alternatively, Republicans may use the process of budget reconciliation—in which a simple Senate majority is needed to pass measures related to spending.
Politics in the Workplace
Presidential Election Is Stressing Out Workers, Hurting ProductivityThe contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for president of the United States stressed out workers and incited workplace arguments that hurt productivity, according to new findings by the American Psychological Association (APA).
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