Speaking Engagement

The Federal Government's Aggressive Labor Agenda in 2011


Washington, D.C.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
975 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1454
(202) 463-2400


Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


For the past two years, wide-ranging legislative proposals, controversial nominations to enforcement agencies, and ambitious regulatory efforts have been instrumental in the Obama Administration’s efforts to dramatically alter the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.  What effect will last November’s elections have on these efforts and what can we expect from Congress and the Regulatory Agencies in the coming year? 

Join former top ranking officials from federal labor agencies for a discussion of the legislative, regulatory, and enforcement landscape for labor and employment issues in 2011.

  Topics Include:

  • What to expect from the Department of Labor agencies, including the Wage & Hour Division; the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
  • The latest at the National Labor Relations Board, including regulations, policy changes, and case adjudication.
  • The effect of persistent high unemployment and a divided Congress on new labor and employment legislation.
  • The role of political appointees in federal agencies and efforts to implement the Obama labor & employment agenda through targeted enforcement, regulation, and policy changes. 


The Honorable Leon R. Sequeira, former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Policy; Alexander J. Passantino, former Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor; and John J. ("Jack") Toner, formerly the highest ranking career official at the National Labor Relations Board, will discuss these topics and more. They are each resident in the Washington, DC office of Seyfarth Shaw.

If you would like to submit a question to the speakers ahead of time or for general questions, please email alee. @seyfarth.com