|Feb. 1, 2009 | www.fisherphillips.com|
This year is shaping up to be one of dramatic changes in employment law. The stage is set for significant developments in immigration law once the new administration gets settled into office. What follows is some important information to keep in mind for the new year, and also a brief overview of what we expect to see on the immigration horizon.
A new year, coupled with a new administration, means new legislation. Even though 2009 is barely a month old, the House of Representatives has already approved two bills which are significant to employers and their workforce. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act passed the House in January, and are aimed at reducing the discrepancy in employment compensation between women and men.
As Democrats take control of the Presidency and expand their control of Congress, employers await dramatic changes to labor and employment law. In the House and Senate, Democratic lawmakers are expected to introduce a host of controversial measures, from the now well-publicized Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) to the lesser known Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).