New work permit rules will affect English clubs from January 2021 making it harder to sign European players from smaller leagues. But the new rules could make it easier to sign players from outside Europe, particularly from Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.
A row has broken out over the "naming and shaming" of companies which fail to meet minimum pay rules, with the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) understood to be furious after it was identified as an offender.
The ballot proposal mirrors an initiative that the companies proposed last year in California. They ultimately prevailed in exempting their workers from a law that would have effectively classified them as employees.