Presidential Election Has HR and Employment Law Implications for Businesses

This year's presidential campaign featured discussions on everything from firing Big Bird to the math of candidates' tax proposals. But have you thought about where the candidates stand on issues related to human resources and employment law?
By: Thomas Econometrics Inc.
Oct. 29, 2012 - PRLog -- On Thursday, November 1, The Proactive Employer welcomes Patricia Trainor, Senior Managing Editor of BLR's human resources and employment law publications, for a discussion on where President Obama and Governor Romney stand on human resources and employment law issues.

We'll talk about the pending "right to know" employee classification regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the role of the Wage and Hour Division, the proposed disability employment utilization goal from OFCCP, pay equity and The Paycheck Fairness Act, the likely role of the National Labor Relations Board during the next four years and its policies regarding social media and employee handbooks, and the fate of the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare").  We'll also talk about possible Supreme Court Justice retirements and how the court may change under an Obama Administration and a Romney Administration. We'll wrap up the discussion with some practical suggestions for employers on how to prepare for possible changes in the legal and regulatory environment, and talk about some things employers should be doing now irrespective of the election outcome.

The Proactive Employer airs live on Thursdays at 12 Noon Pacific / 2 PM Central / 3 PM Eastern. You can listen live or access on-demand episodes at The Proactive Employer website,

About Patricia Trainor:
Patricia Trainor, JD, SPHR, is Senior Managing Editor of BLR's human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Trainor has several years of experience representing employers in labor and employment matters. As an associate at Franczek Sullivan in Chicago, she represented employers in state and federal courts, before the EEOC, and before the Illinois human Rights Commission. Ms. Trainor received her law degree magna cum laude from Loyola University Law School. She has a Masters Degree in Mass Communications from San Diego State University, is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the Illinois Bar Association.

About The Proactive Employer:
The Proactive Employer is your source for the latest news and commentary on workplace issues, HR best practices, employment litigation risk management and EEO compliance. Host Stephanie R. Thomas, Ph.D., simplifies the complexities of today's business environment and engages listeners in discussions on key workplace challenges. Featuring conversations with leading policymakers, thought leaders and subject matter experts, The Proactive Employer focuses on issues of interest ti HR professionals, compliance officers, corporate counsel, employment attorneys, and others interested in workplace issues in the US and around the world. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need in a format you can use. We get past the rhetoric and reduce the noise to actionable items. At The Proactive Employer, we focus on the bottom lime and give you the practical suggestions you need to become an employer of choice.
Source:Thomas Econometrics Inc.
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