If you are interested in election prognostications and missed our Fall Labor Update Webinar, you should review it here.  For another list of potential impacts to labor professionals, take a look at the details behind this list posted by Fisher & Phillips attorney Jeffrey Mandel. His list includes the following:

  • Immigration
  • Labor relations
  • Pay equity
  • Data security
  • Supreme Court nominations
  • Employee leave
  • Workplace safety
  • Wage and hour
  • Affirmative action and federal contractor compliance
  • Non-competes and other post-employment restrictive covenants

All four states that had a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage passed them (Washington, Arizona, Colorado and Maine). Right-to-work met with mixed results, with Alabama enshrining the existing right-to-work statute in their constitution, and Virginia defeating a right-to-work initiative. However, due to Republican election victories at the state level, expect to see additional statewide right-to-work laws proposed for Kentucky, Missouri and New Hampshire.