Podcast: Truth and Consequences - What the 2016 Election Means For HR

Hosted by: David Weisenfeld

The contentious 2016 election may be over, but the ramifications for employers are only just beginning. Donald Trump's surprise victory is sure to affect the future of the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court, government agencies and much more. But how far will the changes go? And is there anything employers can do to prepare?

On this podcast, XpertHR Legal Editors Michael Cardman and Marta Moakley join me to discuss all of the key issues affecting HR with the incoming Trump administration. Speaking of the ACA, Moakley notes that while many observers have hinted that outright repeal of the healthcare law is unlikely, there is no doubt major changes are coming with a unified Republican government.

Truth and Consequences - What the 2016 Election Means For HR

December 12, 2016

Cardman adds that change will surely be afoot at the agency level as well. "There will be more of a partnership between the regulated community and these agencies," says Cardman. Speaking of the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board and the EEOC, he adds, "There's definitely going to be a less aggressive enforcement posture."

For her part, Moakley predicts a systematic erosion of current worker and whistleblower protections over the next four years as seats open at the various agencies and a President Trump continues to make appointments.

Others issues discussed include:

  • What's next at the Supreme Court;
  • The fate of undocumented workers; and
  • Whether overtime rules reform will be revisited.

Additional Resources

Webinar: How a Trump Presidency Will Affect the Employment Law Landscape

Trump Administration: What to Expect