Midterm Elections and the Implications for Employment Law

The Republicans took the House on Tuesday, but failed to take the Senate. While many are concerned with the possibility of a Government shutdown and gridlock, the shift may have an impact on Obama’s pro-worker agenda.

While Obama had success in passing such pro-employee measures such as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act early in his term, the new Congress led by Rep. Boehner will not be as friendly to such policies. Republicans have typically sided with big business in pushing for legislature that works to empower employers and corporations at the expense of the workers.

Future legislation, especially those involving expanding the roles of Unions and other measures that support equality and fairness, such as the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and other laws aimed at giving gays and their partners equal rights may be in danger of being blocked.

The Harman Firm is deeply committed to employees rights and Civil Rights for all Americans. We will be sure to keep you updated on any legislative news that can impact the rights of working Americans.