In Focus: Trump’s Presidency Shifts Attention to State Workplace Laws – SHRM

President Donald Trump has called for deregulation at the federal level in many areas. This includes repealing the Affordable Care Act and undoing some employment-related requirements for federal contractors.

Trump has also said that he supports the right of states to determine their own laws and regulations in some areas.

Many employment attorneys agree that there will be a flurry of activity in state legislatures during the next few years, but will Trump’s presidency spark more state law protections for employers or workers? The answer may depend on the state.

Puzder’s Confirmation Hearing Delayed Again

The confirmation hearing for Trump’s labor secretary nominee, Andrew Puzder, has been delayed for the third time. This may lead states to take more matters into their own hands because they aren’t getting a clear reading from Washington, D.C., about new and existing Department of…

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