President Biden has made it clear that pay equity and pro-union federal laws and regulations are key priorities, and as we close in on the first 100 days of his term, it’s clear those plans are pushing ahead. Key legislative goals include passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), and the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (PWFA). Plus, the Equality Act (EA) is moving forward.
With passage, employers can look forward to a slew of new regulations impacting every aspect of recruiting, hiring, managing, and firing.
But it’s not just new laws that are on tap. President Biden also intends to update and revise existing regulations that protect vulnerable workers. DOL’s OSHA will be the lead agency, doubling investigators who will enforce the coming Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for COVID-19 safety.
Now is a crucial time to check in on what’s already happened and get ready for swift and on-going legislative initiatives. Employment lawyer Anniken Davenport will keep you up to date in the latest installment of The Biden Administration & Your Workforce: Expectations for Employment Law.