Given the President’s recent appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor, and EEOC, it’s clear that the current administration will be far more employee friendly than any in recent memory. The administration claims that more than 70% of employers are estimated to continue to violate wage and hour laws (especially those related to misclassification and overtime). Look for such actions as:
- Pro-NLRB decisions.
- Enforcement of fair pay initiatives.
- Support for the Employee Free Choice Act, currently stalled in Congress, but expected to raise its ugly head once again.
- Increased government enforcement of wage and hour and other discrimination laws as more dollars and investigations are assigned to the DOL and EEOC payrolls.
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