In Focus: Clinton’s First 100 Days

By Allen Smith, J.D. Nov 7, 2016

Investment in Infrastructure Jobs

If elected president, Hillary Clinton has vowed that in her first 100 days the country "will make the biggest investment in new good-paying jobs since World War II." These jobs would help rebuild the nation's infrastructure, such as crumbling roads and bridges.

(The Hill)

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Clinton has promised that in her first 100 days as president she would propose a comprehensive immigration reform bill with a path to citizenship.


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For more information about where the candidates stand on workplace issues, check out the SHRM resources provided below:

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Raised Minimum Wage

Clinton has vowed to introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum wage and some believe she will do this in her first 100 days. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, below many localities' and states' minimum wages.

(The Hill and SHRM Online)

Diverse Cabinet

In Clinton's first 100 days, she would appoint women to make up half of her cabinet to bring greater diversity to top posts in Washington, D.C. And some think she might ask Tim Cook from Apple to become the first openly gay cabinet secretary.

(The New York Times)

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Though she hasn't highlighted paid family and medical leave as part of her first 100 days, Clinton supports up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave. Paid family leave would encompass 12 weeks of paid maternity leave and 12 weeks of paid paternity leave. If her proposal mirrors the reasons for family leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (which provides unpaid leave), as some think it does, her proposal would cover time off to bond with a newly adopted child. Clinton has said, "We can fully fund this by asking the very wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share of taxes."
(SHRM Online)

An overview of Donald Trump's first 100 days, if he is elected president, is provided in a separate In Focus article. See also the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) 2016 election coverage page.

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