Employment Law Commentary - November 2008

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Annual California Roundup: Much Ado on the Legislative Front – Plus Employment Law in President Elect Obama’s Administration

INTRODUCTION

This year was a busy one for the California legislature. In spite of the state budget crisis and a worsening economy, some noteworthy employment bills became law. On the national level, it is safe to assume that President elect Obama is likely to try and make good on many of the pro-employee legislative reforms that he supported during his campaign. Many believe that some form of the Employee Free Choice Act – which as currently drafted would permit employees to form unions through check cards, thus eliminating secret ballot elections – will be signed into law. Overall, the election of President elect Obama could well result in marked changes to the employment law landscape. Stay tuned.

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