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New president, new Congress: 5 new employment laws could reshape HR

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President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in on Jan. 20, a Tuesday. By Wednesday, the HR world could well be on its way to one of the most turbulent periods of change in the profession’s recent history.

On tap from the new Democratic president—with support from a 111th Congress firmly controlled by Democratic allies—is an array of legislative and regulatory changes that will likely rewrite the employment law rule book, affecting everything from union organizing to FMLA protections to the federal minimum wage.

HR must start preparing now

“It’s critical for HR people to be aware of what’s coming down the pike,” said Michael Fox, a shareholder in the Austin, Texas, office of the employment law firm Ogletree Deakins. “Top management and the C-Suite, too. The next four years will be one of the most interesting and challenging times any of us have ever faced.”

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