Given the hectic pace at the end of this Congress’ term, it’s no wonder they left many tasks unresolved, including some pending employment-law legislation. Here are a few things to keep an eye on in 2013 (via Jackson Lewis):
- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation
- The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would place the burden on the employer to explain gender-based pay differentials
- The Healthy Families Act, which would mandate paid time off
Of course, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s details continue to trickle out, and the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriages, which would greatly impact employee benefits.