Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

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Dear Reader:

Our most recent election was one of the most intense of the last forty yearsThe hard fought, lengthy primary season led direttly into a pitched battle for the general election. The temptation for many will be to say, like Roberto Duran,"no mas" to further political news and analysis, but employers and employees should pay close attention to the changing labor and employment landscape under the Obama Administration.

Many commentators speculate that the Employee Free Choice Act will be a top priority of President-elect Obama and the Democratic Congress. While the current, dismal economic forecast may forestall action on EFCA most analysts believe that when economic conditions allow, the Administration will push to enact itThis eventuality holds great promise for unions, who will certainly use the new law to boost their membership and their coffers, and great concern for employers, who now face the prospect of secret, card-check elections .Whenever EFCA is enacted, the ramifications will be swift and long-lasting.

The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is also likely to see passage.The Act is the legislative response to the recent Supreme Court decision that victims of gender discrimination must file claims within 1 80 days of a specific discriminatory event, regardless of when they learned of the discrimination. The House has already approved the bill and the Senate is likely to file suit. …

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