LegalJanuary 23, 2017

Top labor and employment trends to watch in 2017: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. white paper highlights hot topics

What: 2016 was a judicial, legislative and regulatory roller coaster for labor and employment issues. What implications will these regulations have moving forward – especially under the new administration?

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. has issued a white paper discussing important labor and employment developments in 2016 at the White House, the Supreme Court, the federal agencies, and in federal and state legislatures. Led by attorney and legal analyst Pamela Wolf, the Employment Law Daily’s team of experts highlights the previous year’s most noteworthy developments in the labor and employment industry, including:

  • In November, the Department of Labor’s controversial overtime rule was blocked by a federal court in Texas. The DOL has appealed the ruling, which will be reviewed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on an expedited basis.
  • The Seventh Circuit may become the first federal appeals court to declare that Title VII protects against employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. The battle over whether Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination based on sex includes sexual orientation has been raging for years, and has been more recently extended to whether it also includes gender identity.
  • Legislative gridlock on the federal level again prompted states to take the lead on worker protections such minimum wage increases, paid leave, fair workplace scheduling, and medical and recreational marijuana laws.

Wolf will also discuss the implications of 2016’s significant federal and state labor and employment developments on January 25th at 2:00pm EST during the Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. What Are the Experts Saying (WATES) webinar. To register for the webinar, visit:


Pamela Wolf, J.D., Senior Labor and Employment Law Analyst, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.

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