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Appointments Signal New Era in Employment Law Enforcement



by David C. Burton
Williams Mullen - Virginia Beach Office

Heath H. Galloway
Williams Mullen - Richmond Office

James Nelson Wilkinson
Williams Mullen - Richmond Office

April 16, 2010

Previously published on April 5, 2010

Employers likely have not noticed a significant shift in the enforcement of labor and employment laws under the Obama administration. That is about to change. This month, the president announced recess appointments to fill 15 top spots at critical government agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). With the influx of leftleaning leadership at these key agencies, employers will face far harsher enforcement efforts and a markedly pro-union, pro-employee regulatory environment.


 

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