Although more than 40 different labor and employment law bills were proposed in 2009, Congress acted on very few of them. In 2010, the story could be quite different - especially if Congress can pass health care reform legislation early in the year. At least seven areas of labor and employment law have great potential to be "hot" this year.
- Health Care
- Employee Leave Rights
- Traditional Labor Law
- Arbitration of Disputes
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Discrimination Laws
- Government Contracts
While these are just a few examples of the changes we expect in the area of labor and employment law, there will be others. Employers should expect 2010 to be a year of dramatic change in workplace laws and regulation.
This article appeared in the January 19, 2010 issue of Employment Law360.