The Obama Administration and Democratic Congress have a bold labor and employment agenda that seeks to dramatically alter the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees. More than 40 significant labor and employment bills have been introduced in Congress, there are several pending nominations to federal agencies with jurisdiction over the workplace, and the Department of Labor has an ambitious regulatory and enforcement agenda for 2010 and beyond. Although some have called into question the continued viability of these initiatives after recent electoral victories for Republicans, many of these efforts are nonetheless likely to proceed.
- What to expect from the Department of Labor enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the Wage & Hour Division; the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
- The labor & employment agenda in an era of high unemployment and political uncertainty: prospects for legislative action on the Employee Free Choice Act, additional mandates for employers, and other labor law reforms.
- The role of political appointees in federal agencies and the ability to implement the Obama labor & employment agenda through targeted enforcement, regulation, and policy pronouncements.
The Honorable Victoria ("Vicki") A. Lipnic, former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards, and current Obama nominee to be EEOC Commissioner; the Honorable Leon R. Sequeira, former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Policy; and Alexander J. Passantino, former Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, will discuss these topics and more. They are all resident in the Washington, DC office of Seyfarth Shaw.
Please join us for a breakfast briefing to discuss hot labor and employment issues affecting employers today and changes likely to have significant impact in 2010. Learn from these former officials what you can do now to prepare.
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