Navigating the Federal Sea Change: The Impact of the 2020 Election on Employers – December 15, 2020 12:00 p.m. Eastern

David Fortney and Nita Beecher will be panel members of the Employment Law Alliance’s (ELA) event, Navigating the Federal Sea Change: The Impact of the 2020 Election on Employers on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.

With the elections now in the rearview mirror, the inauguration of President-elect Biden, and the convening of the new Congress in January, employers are determining how the pending changes in Washington, D.C. will impact their business. In this program, this ELA panel will provide an overview of the expected Congressional and federal agency actions during the final weeks of the Trump Administration and what employers can expect during the Biden-Harris Administration. Both the long-term reversals in prior policies and regulations as well as the near term changes during the Lame Duck period before the January 20th inauguration will be discussed.


Topics to be Discussed:

  • Final actions by the Department of Labor and EEOC during the Lame Duck period
  • Reversal of the Trump Administration’s Executive Orders, regulations and guidance
  • Impact of new administration on EEOC and its Republican CommissionersNew obligations that federal contractors may face including pay data collection
  • Planned changes to OSHA and likely Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19
  • Likely increases to the federal minimum wage
  • Expected changes to independent contractor classifications and join employer tests, including the impact on the Gig economy
  • Changes at NLRB, enacting PRO Act to make organizing easier and to expand power of labor organizations
  • Anticipated changes in employment-based immigration policy and regulations under the Biden Administration

Participating ELA Speakers

Steve Hirschfeld (Moderator)
Founding Partner
Hirschfeld Kraemer, LLP

David S. Fortney
Fortney & Scott, LLC
District of Columbia

Henry M. Perlowski
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Louis DiLorenzo
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
New York – Upstate

Bill Wahoff
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
West Virginia (Ohio Office)

Melanie Gurley Keeney
Founding Shareholder
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan Jackstadt P.C.
Missouri (Eastern)

Juanita Beecher
Fortney & Scott, LLC
District of Columbia