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How will the 2020 Presidential Election impact the insurance industry this year and years to come?


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Illustration of American Presidential Election 2020 showing Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden wearing a face mask face-covering retro style. (Shutterstock)

The 2020 Presidential Election will impact employers for years to come. So let’s take a look at how the victor and his administration will impact employment laws on the national level. As we know, presidents do not make the laws; however, their agendas greatly impact Congress and administrative agencies’ direction. They also often lead a shift in the control of the Legislature, and thus, their impact is further enhanced. Moreover, with growing regularity, presidents are using executive orders, which often have the same effect as law, to bypass Congress to promote their agendas.

President Donald Trump’s agenda is clear and unchanged. His actions have been pro-employer since he first took office, rolling back many of his predecessor’s pro-employee executive orders and working with government agencies like the NLRB and EEOC to press his agenda. He has also implemented his agenda by issuing his own executive orders and pursuing agency initiatives that serve his purpose.

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