President-Elect Biden’s Pro-Worker Stance

On November 7, 2020, Joe Biden surpassed the 270 electoral votes necessary to become the 46th president of the United States. Before serving as Vice President in the Obama Administration, Biden also served for decades in the United States Senate, where he advanced the cause of workers. As president, Biden plans to make it easier for all workers to unionize and specifically supports educators being able to bargain for better pay and benefits, in addition to having a voice in decisions that affect their students. Biden also supports legislation raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Furthermore, Biden will seek to ban forcing employees to give up their rights to bring class action class in court by forcing them into arbitrations where they can only bring individual actions. He also has promised to have various departments within his administration – including the Department of Labor and the Justice Department – to aggressively pursue employers who violate federal employment laws.

While Biden’s ability to enact some of these pro-employee legal changes depends on Congress, there are various areas where he can implement substantive pro-worker changes through executive action. Every candidate being considered for the Secretary of Labor has years of advocacy on behalf of workers — so, workers can be assured that no matter who assumes the role of Secretary of Labor, there will be robust enforcement of existing worker-protection statutes in a Biden Administration.

Shavitz Law Group is here to help. If you have questions about whether your employer is violating federal requirements, or if you have any other employment concerns, please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation at (800) 616-4000.

Gregg Shavitz, Shavitz Law Group, 951 Yamato Rd Ste 285, Boca Raton, FL and 800 3rd Ave, Suite 2800, New York, NY. Lawyers licensed in states including FL, NY, NJ, and TX. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based on advertisements alone.
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