With the presidential race heating up, the focus of each candidate on workplace priorities is in the spotlight. Hillary Clinton has made a number of promises regarding employment law during her campaign, with more of a focus on keeping workplace policy moving in the same direction. On the other hand, Donald Trump has taken positions on a number of workplace issues; calling for less regulation in some situations, and more in others. Below is a list of each presidential candidate’s promises related to the employment policy made over the course of their campaign.



  • Repeal Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Support up to 6 weeks of paid maternity leave and encourage employers to provide child care at work
  • Push for nationwide E-verify
  • Call for an increase in prevailing wage for H-1B visas
  • Favor small business-exemption from the overtime rule
  • Increase the federal minimum wage to at least $12 per hour
  • Support up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave
  • Seek to enact the Paycheck Fairness Act
  • Defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Support comprehensive immigration reform
  • Uphold the overtime rule

Regardless of your political views and preferences, it is important to be aware of how workplace regulations and policies could be shifting in the near future as we get closer to a change in the White House. See the SHRM articles below for a more in-depth look at each candidate’s positions.

An Overview of Clinton’s Workplace Positions >>
Trump’s Ideas for Change in the Workplace >>