The U.S. workplace will look much different with Joe Biden in the Oval Office — with some significant changes possible even if Republicans maintain a majority in the Senate.
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The outbreak disproportionately hits women, as fewer work or are looking for work and as jobs recovered by them fail to keep pace with men.
Covid-19 has transformed the dynamics between work, workforces, and the workplace.
The scope of what Biden can accomplish could be limited by the Senate.
Today, 1 in 4 women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce entirely due to burnout, according to the McKinsey & Co. Women in the Workplace study.
Millions of Baby Boomers retire each year from the U.S. labor force. But in the past year the number of retired Boomers increased more than in prior years, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of monthly labor force data.
Joe Biden’s victory will usher in new leadership at the U.S. Labor Department and—if his campaign pledges are any indication—shift its pandemic response in workers’ direction.
Economy added 638,000 jobs in October and the jobless rate fell a percentage point to 6.9%
Joe Biden’s triumph in the bitterly fought election gives him a chance to shift federal labor agencies’ focus, but his policy decisions will be influenced by the closely divided chambers on Capitol Hill.
Florida voters on November 3, 2020 passed Amendment 2, which will, over a period of years, increase Florida’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour.
On November 3, 2020, California voters passed the long-awaited Proposition 22 (text available here), which exempts online-based transportation businesses from having to re-classify transportation drivers as employees. Therefore, these drivers will be exempt from the requirements of the California Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the Industrial Welfare Commission’s Wage Orders.
COVID-19 has caused many challenges in the workplace. Employees are working from home, working hybrid schedules, and conducting meetings by Zoom and other “not in person” methods.
Colorado voters approved the Paid Medical and Family Leave (PMFL) Initiative, Proposition 118, on Election Day. PMFL creates a state-run paid family and medical leave insurance program in Colorado that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave and keep their job. The program, which begins on January 1, 2024, is similar in many ways to unemployment insurance and what exists in California and New Jersey.
Stephanie Lewis discusses the implications of employee furloughs brought by the COVID-19 pandemic in “What Rights Do Furloughed Employees Have?” published by the Wall Street Journal.
Courtney Malveaux discusses anticipated OSHA and related enforcement changes under the Biden Administration in “Emergency Rule, More Enforcement Forecast for OSHA Under Biden,” published by Bloomberg Law.