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Trump is keeping US employment lawyers busy - The Times - The Brief

Trump is keeping US employment lawyers busy - The Times - The Brief

By Paul Quain - 30 November 2017

The administration's business-friendly stance is drastically changing the way companies work in the States. British employers should pay close attention, writes Paul Quain.

As the president reaches the end of this first year in the office, lawyers are monitoring proposed reforms and adapting to the evolving legal landscape.

Employment attorneys in particular stand to benefit from lingering uncertainties around the workplace, and British companies in the US need to pay attention.

Litigators may find themselves testing new statues or agency interpretations, while lawyers with compliance practices are guiding employers through significant changes in areas such as immigration, taxes and healthcare.

It has come as no surprise that the Trump administration is decidedly business-friendly. Shortly after his inauguration, Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to identify at least two existing regulatinons for elimination for each new rule approved. As a result, agencies have scaled back their ambitions and are re-examining existing regulations that businesses had deemed onerous.

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