About the Speaker:
The Honorable Victoria A. Lipnic, of counsel in Seyfarth Shaw's Washington, D.C. office, was recently nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, she served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards from 2002 until 2009, where she oversaw the most active Employment Standards Administration in recent history.
It is a new day for the federal labor and employment agenda with a Democratic President, an 83-seat Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, and 60 Democratic votes in the Senate—a filibuster-proof majority. More than 40 significant labor and employment bills have been introduced in this Congress. There have been hearings on important labor and employment issues in this session, and the stage is being set for more to come. At the same time, the labor enforcement agencies are gearing up for a very busy 2010.
- What to watch for from the Department of Labor, including the Wage & Hour Division; Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; Occupational Safety & Health Administration; and Solicitor's Office.
- The content and potential effect of interest group reports outside of Capitol Hill on labor and employment issues.
The role of regulatory agencies to accomplish labor issues through new enforcement, regulations, and formal and informal policy pronouncements.
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