As President-elect Joe Biden selects members of his Cabinet and prepares for his transition into the presidency, he and a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives may pursue a number of significant pieces of federal workplace legislation. Many of these employment law measures successfully passed the House in 2019 and 2020. And, with the possibility of a power shift in the Senate, there is the prospect that such legislation—including measures that could restrict arbitration agreements with class action waivers and a federal minimum wage increase—will make it to the President’s desk.
Moreover, as with any transition from the President of one party to the President of another party, presidential appointments to the administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Labor will further affect employers as the agencies change their enforcement priorities and embark on new rulemaking.
In The Future of Workplace Law Under President-Elect Joe Biden, Jackson Lewis attorneys look at what the election and the incoming Biden Administration may mean for employers.