Texas Lawyer magazine has published an article by M2D partners Mike Muskat and Corey Devine on labor and employment law changes expected under a Biden administration. In the article, “Major Changes to Labor and Employment Law Likely Under a Biden Administration” (subscription required), Mr. Muskat and Mr. Devine outline the biggest employment issues likely on the President-elect’s agenda.
The article outlines several immediate actions expected under the new administration, including:
- Undoing of recently issued Executive Order 13950, which regulates federal contractors’ diversity and inclusion training
- Increased oversight of how employers handle COVID-19 safety measures
- Increased support for unions and reinstating rules aimed at making it easier for unions to organize
- Heightened enforcement of independent contractor misclassification
- More scrutiny of pay equity mandates
The article also discusses the likelihood a Biden administration will push for more progressive employment legislation already happening at the state level, which includes everything from minimum wage increases to paid family leave protections and a ban on mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims.
Mr. Muskat, who is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has successfully litigated hundreds of cases on behalf of employers involving nearly every type of employment law claim. He has been named to the 2020 list of Texas Super Lawyers and was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Labor and Employment Star.
Mr. Devine has successfully litigated hundreds of traditional employment, wage and hour and unfair competition claims. Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he was named to the 2020 list of Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in recognition for his work in management-side employment litigation.