Bloomberg Law
Nov. 9, 2020, 1:16 PM

What Biden’s Win Means for Labor-Focused Federal Agencies

John Lauinger
John Lauinger

Joe Biden’s triumph in the bitterly fought election gives him a chance to shift federal labor agencies’ focus, but his policy decisions will be influenced by the closely divided chambers on Capitol Hill.

The Democratic former vice president has vowed a more aggressive federal response to occupational safety during the pandemic. And he’s poised to rebalance the Republican Trump administration’s employer-centric approach at the Labor Department, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

As his transition team gets to work, the biggest labor and employment questions are: Who will get the all-important top leadership posts? How ...