President Donald Trump’s first 100 days will focus on several major policy issues, many of which will affect employers. A primary policy concern for the administration is the Affordable Care Act, which many employers have voiced concerns about. Congress is a slow-moving entity, but the first 100 days of a presidency are often highly influential on policy changes. Trump has said he would like to move quickly on these policy initiatives, and here’s what is most likely to be addressed in his first 100 days:
Supreme Court Nominee
It’s been nearly a year since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, and his seat on the court has remained vacant since. Nominating a Supreme Court justice to fill the seat will be one of Trump’s most significant early decisions. Trump has said he will nominate an equally conservative justice.
Paid Maternity Leave
The idea of paid maternity leave is popular among most Americans, but many Republican lawmakers oppose mandated paid leave. Trump has proposed six weeks of paid maternity leave, and has previously pitched incentivizing employers to offer childcare assistance to employees.
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
For the ACA, more commonly known now as Obamacare, the first item on the agenda is to repeal it. Many Republican lawmakers have said it will be replaced, but the Trump administration has not yet released its proposal for a replacement program.
Deregulation Across Industries
Employers can expect swift deregulation through executive orders, which will include undoing many that were passed in the past eight years. The most likely issue to be addressed first is undoing mandatory paid sick leave for federal contractors.
Research shows that a president’s first 100 days really do matter, and that we can expect to see many bills and executive orders that highlight the major differences between the two political parties. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed on which issues the Trump administration will tackle next and how these actions will affect your employees.