Archive | March 2010

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Becker and Pearce in Place — EFCA and Major Shift Coming Fast?

President Obama made a series of recess appointments including the highly controversial Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Becker is currently general counsel for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and for the AFL-CIO.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued a statement pointing to Mr. Becker’s writings as “suggest[ing] a radical view of labor […]

Tax Incentives for Hiring in 2010!

On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (H.R. 2847). The law expands critical transportation and infrastructure programs in order to create jobs.  However, most employers need to know that the new law provides roughly $13 billion in tax incentives to employers for hiring new employees in 2010. […]

Federal Employment Law Posting Requirements Expanding to Include Union Organizing

On February 2, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13496, Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws.  Pursuant to Executive Order 13496, covered federal contractors and subcontractors will soon be required to post new, lengthy notices of their employees’ rights under federal labor law. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Proposed Rule […]