On June 11, 2021, the federal government released its unified federal regulatory agenda for spring 2021, which outlines regulatory and deregulation actions agencies expect to take in the coming months.
In September 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden promised that, if elected, he would be the “strongest labor president you’ve ever had.” In his first 100 days in office, now President Biden has acted quickly and aggressively to make good on this pledge.
A vestige of the aftermath of North Carolina’s infamous 2016 “House Bill 2” (also known as “the Bathroom Bill”) expired on December 1, 2020, paving the way for local North Carolina governments to pass or reinstate anti-discrimination ordinances.
President Biden signed a flurry of executive orders on January 20, 2021, his first day in office, a number of which rescinded or revised the prior administration’s executive orders and policies with regard to equity in the workplace.
With the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. imminent and Democrats now poised to take control of the Senate, WPI offers the following insights on what may be expected on the labor and employment front in the weeks and months to come.
A federal court has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction banning the enforcement of Executive Order 13950, which seeks to prohibit purported “stereotyping” and “scapegoating” based on race and sex in certain workplace trainings.