With the November elections now behind us, starting next year we will have a Republican President and a split U.S. Congress, with Democrats now firmly in control in the U.S. House of Representatives and Republicans maintaining a slim majority in the U.S. Senate.

While we cannot predict with certainty which issues the House or Senate leadership will prioritize over the next two years, we can identify what we think will be the workplace priority areas for the new Democratic majority in the House. Indeed, Democratic leaders in Congress gave us an advance look at what to expect with the release in mid-2018 of a detailed platform called A Better Deal, which contains several proposals that, if enacted, would have a significant impact on employers’ workplace compliance responsibilities.

We should stress that even if some or even all of these proposals are approved by the House during the next two years, they are likely to face stiff resistance in the Senate, where Republicans still hold the power to block them. And even if something actually makes it to President Trump’s desk, he could veto the measure.

Nevertheless, we have prepared a guide for employers, addressing workplace measures House Democrats may be pushing in their effort to tee up proposals that could become law depending on the results of the next Presidential election.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.