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2009 Mid-Term Federal Legislative Update

We expected many changes in federal labor and employment law in 2009 – for the first time in years, Democrats control the White House and both houses of Congress and have the political ability to make significant reforms.  However, not much has happened in 2009: we have only significant labor and employment bill signed into … Continue Reading

It’s okay to tell your boss where to stick his job – in New Zealand

We love New Zealand!  It’s land of Peter Jackson, Flight of the Conchords, Crowded House, and Steinlager beer.  It’s also the land of being able to tell your boss where to stick your job and getting away with it. According to the New Zealand Employment Relations Authority, a man did not resign his employment when … Continue Reading

WSJ Reports EFCA Unlikely to Pass Soon

According to yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is not likely to become law in the first 100 days of the Obama Administration.  Because Republicans are threatening a filibuster, congressional Democrats are likely to instead focus their early efforts on two other low-hanging fruit:  the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would … Continue Reading
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