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HR after the mid-terms: What’s Washington going to do?

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Republicans captured control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, while Democrats retained a slim majority in the Senate. With a Democrat in the White House and a divided Congress, what does that mean for the HR-related issues that have dominated the headlines for the last two years?

“Whether the shift in power in Congress produces compromise or gridlock remains to be seen,” says Ilyse Schuman, an employment law attorney with the Littler Mendelson law firm in Washington, D.C.

“What is clear is that this new political landscape will alter the Obama administration’s labor and employment agenda,” she said.

Here’s a rundown on prospects for legislative and regulatory changes between now and 2012.

Health care reform

Many Republican candidates made repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) a centerpiece of their campaigns this year. President Obama’s signature domestic-policy achievemen...(register to read more)

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