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Policy issues often have long term widespread and pervasive impact on businesses. Not only can new governmental policies significantly affect the climate for business innovation and growth, they create precedents that affect future legislation and potentially spread across jurisdictions.

Each installment of the Policy Matters Podcast will provide timely updates regarding potential adverse impacts on benefits that policy changes can have on industry growth and offer a preview of what’s next in the competitive marketplace.

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, known as the PRO Act, was first introduced in February 2020 but flew somewhat under the radar given the onset of the pandemic. On February 4, 2021, House Democrats reintroduced the PRO Act in essentially the same form.

In this episode, Scott Mallery, Counsel in Seyfarth’s Sacramento office, and Kyllan Kershaw, Partner in Seyfarth’s Atlanta office, discuss how the composition of government is much different for the recent reintroduction of the PRO Act, given the trifecta of democratic majorities in the House and Senate and a democratic president and vice president in the White House, and note that employers are undoubtedly tuned in.