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Obama's Biggest Employment Policy Hits And Misses

Law360, New York (January 13, 2017, 7:46 PM EST) -- When President Barack Obama exits the Oval Office for the last time, he will leave behind a pro-employee legacy that includes greater workplace inclusion and notable progress in fighting wage discrimination, but his administration didn't accomplish all of its goals.

Because many of Obama’s signature workplace initiatives, including enhanced overtime protections for white collar workers and numerous guidelines for federal contractors, were enacted through executive orders and agency actions without congressional approval, attorneys say they could easily become casualties of a more business-friendly philosophy that is likely to follow President-elect Donald Trump into the White House.

"It’s difficult to consider Obama’s...

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