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How Will the Trump Administration Affect Employment Law?

Donald Trump’s first few weeks in office have been exciting. But what significance will his presidency have on work rules?

Now, we don’t really know. First, most laws are created not by presidents, but by legislators. Second, most employment laws are created by state law, not federal law. In California, most state laws are more worker-friendly than similar federal laws.
Trump has said that he will re-write rules that will affect workers in many ways:

  • reduced business “regulation” (regulation is really just a law)
  • immigration
  • religion
  • employment law enforcement bodies (like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
  • minimum wage and leave rules
  • health benefits

It remains to be seen how his presidency will affect the rights of workers.

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