The working world has changed significantly since enactment of two of the country’s seminal labor laws, the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 and the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, and other labor laws may be showing their age. So are labor laws due for an overhaul? If so, are they about to get one under the administration of President Trump?

With a new secretary of labor and changes to the composition of the NLRB and the EEOC, the latest episode of our legal affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer looks at the future of labor law over the next four years. Helping us do that are two experts in the field:

  • Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research and a senior lecturer at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she teaches and does research on union and employer strategies in organizing and bargaining in the global economy.
  • Howard Wexler, an associate in the labor and employment group in Seyfarth Shaw’s New York office. Wexler has extensive experience defending both single and multi-plaintiff discrimination/harassment cases, class and collective actions, and lawsuits initiated by the EEOC.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.