Labor and Employment Law in 2009 — The Year of "Change"
February 23, 2009
2009 will mark a year of change for employers in the U.S. A number of new "employee-friendly" statutes and regulations have been either proposed, or have gone into effect, which have the potential to significantly alter the employer-employee relationship. Employers need to stay ahead of the curve and be well-informed as to their legal obligations in order to prevent errors that result in costly and avoidable litigation.

The Labor and Employment Practice Group prepared a client advisory providing a brief overview of changes and trends of which you should be aware, as well as a number of significant pieces of legislations on the horizon. These new developments, coupled with the distressed economy, layoffs and nervous employees, are bound to spawn more complaints and lawsuits.