With a chief executive who’s used to being a CEO, what changes can urgent care operators expect in their role as employers once Donald Trump takes office in January? The law firm of Brennan, Manna & Diamond predicts a pro-employer climate overall in a Client Alert it issued this week, based partly on expected appointment of several Supreme Court justices likely to be more conservative than their retiring predecessors. That will be most evident in decisions regarding wage and hour laws, immigration programs, and other workplace issues. Perhaps most significant to urgent care operators who offer occupational medicine services, Trump has vowed to try to remove Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations that he believes impede business. One likely target is OSHA’s electronic reporting rule, which is scheduled to take effect July 1, 2017 and seen by detractors as onerous and redundant to existing requirements. It’s unclear what Trump’s stance on the Family and Medical Leave Act is likely to be, however; while he expressed agreement suggestions Hillary Clinton had to expand the Act, Republican legislators have typically been opposed to such measures.
What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Urgent Care Operators?