What Obama administration’s second term means for employers

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by Amy G. McAndrew, Esq., Pepper Hamilton LLP, Berwyn

With President Obama taking the oath of office this month, employers are wondering what his second term will mean for them. Here is a sampling of the issues.

Anti-discrimination law

Obama’s first term began with the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Many expected this to be the first of many employment-related laws to pass under Obama. That threat never emerged.

The administration backed employee-friendly bills such as the Pay­­check Fairness Act (addressing gender-based income disparities) and the Employ­­ment Non-Discrimination Act (which would have made sexual orientation a protected category under Title VII), but both stalled in Congress. With Republicans retaining control of the House of Representatives, and Demo­­crats lacking a 60-seat, filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, the status of those controversial bills is not likely to change.

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