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  • January 19, 2017

With the approach of Inauguration Day, the Senate confirmation process for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks is in full swing. Televised or streamed hearings are taking place involving Trump’s choices to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, and the Justice Department. All should be of keen interest to employers:

Also of interest to employers will be Senate confirmation hearings involving attorney Jay Clayton, selected to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC enforces the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The Commission’s enforcement of these laws against businesses has been aggressive. For examples, see U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Surpasses $100 Million in Awards Through Whistleblower Program and SEC Fines Company $265,000 for Severance Agreements that Potentially Chilled Whistleblowers.

Jackson Lewis attorneys will continue to provide updates on the progress of the new administration. Please contact the attorney with whom you work with any questions.

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