At long last, it appears the final votes have all been counted and notwithstanding many predictions of a major ‘red wave’ coming in the 2022 midterms, the results were anything but. Despite the history of midterm elections always costing the party occupying the White House, democrats held on to the majority in the Senate and minimized the new republican majority in the House. Once again (thankfully), introducing gridlock into Congressional activity/inactivity – not always a bad thing! Looking ahead to the remaining two years of the Biden administration, a divided Congress should serve to dramatically slow down the Presidents agenda. On the flip side however, the regulatory agencies can be expected to continue on the path they’ve charted over the past two years. The Department of Labor (DOL), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as well as others will likely continue to undo business-friendly regulations adopted in the Trump years in favor of union-friendly regulatory re-writes! With the Senate still in Democratic hands, Presidential nominees will more easily win confirmation.