By Jan. 20, when Donald J. Trump is sworn in as president, Republicans will have control of the White House and both houses of Congress for the first time since 2007. Expect them to use that power to reshape the employment law landscape.
THE LAW: President Trump will have the opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court justice that could provide a 5-4 conservative majority. The administration change will also tilt the balances of the National Labor Relations Board and the EEOC.
Trump’s Labor Department will probably not defend the Obama administration’sthat are currently in legal limbo.
During the campaign, Trump promised to repeal many of President Obama’s executive orders, but it is not clear which ones he has in mind. Obama made extensive use of executive orders to require federal contractors to pay a higher minimum wage, provide paid leave and set goals for hiring disabled workers.
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