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16 Labor & Employment Resolutions for 2016

On December 30, 2015 by Schnader

Chewbacca has announced that he and R2D2 will be challenging Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. And, now that I almost certainly have your attention, it is that time of year again – the time to review and reflect on all that has happened this past year and to look ahead to new possibilities in the upcoming year. What resolutions will we make for 2016?

As we enter the final year of the Obama Administration, there appears to be little sign that the Administration’s pro-employee regulatory agenda, or the encroaching initiatives at the state and local levels, will slow down in 2016. Indeed, a significant number of crucial workplace issues are in the spotlight as we enter the new year, including increased minimum wage rates and leave rights, final roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, whistleblowers, medical marijuana use, new limitations on hiring and background check practices, increased scrutiny of worker classification, the proposed expansion of overtime eligibility to millions of workers, pregnancy discrimination, religious accommodation, and the National Labor Relation Board’s expansion of its “joint employer” standard.

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