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Trump Spells Trouble For Obama's Employment Legacy

Law360, New York (November 9, 2016, 2:40 AM EST) -- Donald Trump’s ascendance to the presidency could be good news for employers looking to roll back employee-friendly initiatives of the Obama administration that they saw as being overly burdensome, experts say.

While Trump’s surprise victory could spell doom for some of President Barack Obama’s signature employment policies — including the U.S. Department of Labor’s expanded overtime rules and the National Labor Relations Board’s revised joint-employment test — attorneys who spoke with Law360 prior to the election said his appointments to those agencies could also shape employment law for years to come and curtail the aggressive enforcement practices they adopted under Obama....

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