While the partial shutdown has kept Congress at an impasse, it should be business as usual at the state and local levels in January. It is a safe bet that many of the 2018 issues that served as midterm election talking points will reemerge.
On December 28, 2018, a divided Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld portions of an Obama-era standard for determining “joint employer” status under the National Labor Relations Act, sending the case back to the National Labor Relations Board.
After a tumultuous week on Capitol Hill, Congress adjourned Friday evening without reaching a deal to fund portions of the U.S. government, resulting in a partial government closure when funding lapsed at midnight.