The death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D.-Mass.) on August 28 has left open the chairmanship of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP Committee). The Committee has jurisdiction over legislation related to labor issues, including Employee Free Choice Act. 

The HELP chairman is responsible for moving legislation through the Committee and

In response to the United States Department of Labor’s request for public comments on its proposed rulemaking implementing President Barack Obama’s Executive Order No. 13496, Jackson Lewis LLP, on behalf of its clients and other employers, has provided the Department with detailed comments and suggestions for improvements to the proposed rule. The Executive Order, signed January

The U.S. Department of Labor on August 3rdproposed regulationsto help implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13496.  

Issued January 30, 2009, the Executive Order requires government contractors to post a lengthy official notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act to join or form labor unions, as well