|March 1, 2009 | www.fisherphillips.com|
President Obama has selected Hilda L. Solis as his choice for Secretary of Labor. Solis has been a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the past seven years, representing a district just east of Los Angeles, California. While Solis's confirmation was delayed because of questions concerning her husband's business, she is widely expected to be confirmed by the Senate. Labor leaders throughout the country are ecstatic; business leaders, not so much. In this article we'll take a look at some of the more important aspects of her career.
For several years, employers in various industries ranging from high tech to agriculture have known that they face a potential labor shortage. Not only do employers need to add hundreds of thousands of jobs in the coming years, they also will need to fill existing positions each year due to the retirement of baby boomers and normal attrition. The labor shortage will be particularly acute in the area of skilled labor.
Hopefully, nothing in this article about the dangers of e-mails, memorandums, etc. will be news to you. You may even say to yourself "Who didn't know that?" Well, apparently some folks "forget" from time to time that information in e-mails, memorandums, and other documents is discoverable in litigation and may be the basis for large amounts of money changing hands. The information in them may or may not convey the author's actual beliefs or motivations – but it may be a jury who decides.