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2016 was a big year for labor and employment law. In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a deadlocked Supreme Court allowed a lower court ruling to stand, denying a First Amendment challenge to mandatory union dues. Meanwhile, President Obama’s Department of Labor released a new overtime regulation which would more than double the maximum salary required for exemption from overtime pay. The implementation of the regulation was halted just a few days before going into effect by a nationwide injunction by a federal district court judge.
With 2017 ahead and the general election behind, our experts discussed the future of labor law under the Trump administration.
- Mr. David S. Fortney, Co-founder,Fortney & Scott, LLC
- Brent Garren, Deputy General Counsel, Local 32 BJ, Service Employees International Union
- John S. Irving, Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis LLP