President Obama organized his campaign around the promise of
bringing change to the U.S. and an end to "business as usual" in
Washington, D.C. The labor movement embraced Obama's promises and
invested significantly in ensuring his presidency.
During his first 100 days as president, Obama not only kept his
promises—he exceeded them. For better or worse, there is no
doubt Obama's term will continue to bring dramatic changes to the
U.S. workplace, as well as courtrooms tasked with deciding labor
and employment matters. Employers must be familiar with existing
and potential employment-related legislative and executive
initiatives to ensure their workplaces are fully compliant.
From the successful passage of the Americans with Disabilities
Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 to the new Family and Medical
Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, the labor movement already had begun
making significant employee-friendly strides and revolutionizing
the U.S. workplace before Obama became president. And employers
still are grappling with the significant changes posed...
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