by Jacqueline McClure, Genesis Background Screening Services
During the Trump campaign, there was a lot of discussion about minimizing federal business regulations, so it would not be surprising to see some sweeping changes during his presidency. While this may create some relief for organizations, it could put quite a burden on HR departments to monitor regulations in each state in which their business operates.
Here are some questions that will be of concern to employers:
Skill Shortages – If Trump reverses some of the off-shoring that has occurred and brings jobs back, will employers be able to find workers with the skills they need? Will employers need to increase their training investment to rebuild their workforce?
Health Insurance – if ACA (Affordable Care Act) is repealed, what will take its place, how much will it cost, will it be adequate and how will it affect employees?
Minimum Wage – Will minimum wage increase or will there be tax breaks instead?
FLSA Overtime Rules – Although the new overtime rules were set to start on December 1, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction temporarily blocking this regulation. Since this is not a final ruling, how will this play out?
Paid Family and Medical Leave – For working mothers, Trump supports 6 weeks of paid maternity leave. Will fathers or parents that adopt be included?
Equal Pay For Equal Work – Trump has not supported policies for pay equity at the federal level, so will we see anything pass for equal pay for equal work?
These questions are only a small list, there will be more in the coming months as we watch how the new administration addresses business regulations and how it affects your workforce.
How can your company avoid risk of non-compliance and possible financial loss? Partnering with a knowledgeable professional background screening company is the best way to be sure your reports are interpreted correctly and that you are compliant with current regulations. Not only can the right partner serve your background screening needs, they can help you implement Best Practices for your Human Resource department – all at an affordable cost. For more information, please contact Genesis Background Screening Services at 866-944-0041 ext 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.genesisbackgroundscreening.com
Genesis Background Screening is not a law firm and provides our blogs for informational purposes only. These blogs should not be considered as a substitute for experienced legal advice. Any laws or regulations mentioned in our blogs need to be researched by your company and any questions you have need to be answered by your legal counsel to be sure your organization is within the law and compliant with regulations.