President Obama’s administrative agency appointees at the DOL, NLRB, EEOC, EPA, IRS and OSHA have proposed and/or implemented policies and practices that affect every private employer throughout the United States. And now with clear pro-labor super majorities in the Illinois House and Senate, Illinois based employers must brace for deeper and more penetrating regulation on a local level.
The Chairman of the Illinois Chamber’s Employment Law & Litigation Committee, Attorney Jeffrey Risch, will discuss how the outcome of the presidential and congressional elections will impact employers. The consequences of the elections are expected to be huge, and one of the biggest impacts will be on labor relations, wage/hour issues and systemic but negligent discriminatory practices.
Attendees will be among the first to hear how the election results will dramatically impact the following:
• Expansion of employee leave entitlements
• More exhaustive and instrustive government audit and investigation
• Harsher penalties related to wage/hour issues and discriminatory practices
• The NLRB’s pro-union Notice of Employee Rights Poster
• The “ambush” election rule and expanded recognition of “micro” bargaining units
• New limits on social media and “at will” employment policies
• Continued support for union pressure tactics
• Attack on independent contractor engagements
• New burdens on government contractors, including prevaling wage expansion, project labor
agreements and new affirmative action requirements
• Proposed drastic changes to the DOL’s “persuader” reporting requirements, which will make it
harder for employers to get much-needed labor relations advice from chapters, lawyers and others.