|Nov. 1, 2009 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Faced with an article on new employee orientation, the reader may have one or more of the following thoughts: "Has this writer read a newspaper in the last year? Isn't he aware that nobody in America is hiring?
We all know that union membership has been on the decline for decades. But with a new administration in the White House, and Democrat majorities in the House and Senate, employers should expect significant labor law reforms and dramatically different enforcement strategies that will make it easier for labor unions to organize employees.
The Employee Free Choice Act continues to languish amid partisan squabbles in Washington, which means that its controversial elements such as card check and mandatory interest arbitration are unlikely to see the light of day this year. But as the discourse continues on Capitol Hill, attention is now shifting to the anticipated composition of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is responsible for administering national labor policy pursuant to the National Labor Relations Act.