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New Audio Briefing Explains Obama Administration's Workplace Law Priorities

September 18, 2009 (Nashville, TN)

Employers interested in upcoming changes to employment law compliance obligations can now download a 75-minute audio briefing, at no cost, from HRhero.com entitled Employment Law Experts on Obama Labor & Enforcement Agenda. This audio file contains the recording of a recent panel discussion featuring 5 employment law attorneys, each a member of the Employers Counsel Network and an authority on the status of new and proposed workplace laws and regulations. The mp3 recording of the discussion can be downloaded at http://www.hrhero.com/whitepapers/index.cgi?wpelo

“Obviously, the healthcare reform debate has captured the headlines of late, but employers are about to face a rash of new obligations,” says panel moderator and San Francisco attorney Mark Schickman. “From the Employee Free Choice Act to increased enforcement of existing laws, it’s pretty safe to say there’s a new sheriff in town.”

The briefing explains what employers can expect from Obama’s new appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), how fast-track union organizing campaigns will change employer strategy, how and why OSHA is being strengthened, and how, at multiple federal agencies, enforcement efforts are getting new attention.

“After the Labor Department’s Wage & Hour Division got blasted by the GAO for slow response to employee complaints, it’s bumping up its staff of investigators by 33%,” says fellow panelist Robert Brame with Washington, D.C’s McGuire Woods. “Employers have to get ready for this new administration right away or face some pretty expensive consequences.”

This free audio presentation provides plain-English instructions on how Human Resources management and employers must review, revise, and self-enforce multiple workplace practices and policies:

• How EFCA will emerge from Congressional negotiations
• The effect of economic conditions on unionization
• Preparing for the new enforcement agenda of U.S. Department of Labor, EEOC, and OSHA
• The ramifications of health care reform on American industry
• Innovative alternatives to layoffs

In addition to Adams and Brame, the panel consists of Mar Adams, with Jones Walker in New Orleans, Charlie Plumb with McAfee & Taft in Tulsa, and Robert Vercruisse with Detroit’s Vercruisse, Murray, & Calzone.

About HRhero.com

HRhero.com was created by M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC to help human resource professionals find quick answers to their employment law and management questions. Armed with this knowledge, they are better able to maintain a productive workplace and avoid devastating lawsuits.

M. Lee Smith Publishers also offers nationally acclaimed newsletters, videos, software, books, and directories to attorneys, human resources professionals, and other business executives. The company recently launched TrainingToday.com to delivers online employment law compliance training for supervisors on harassment, discrimination, pay policy and other issues. Additionally, the new online information resource HRlaws.com helps Human Resources managers develop and maintain workplace policies that comply with state and federal legal obligation.

Contact: Pete McPherson
800-274-6774
pmcpherson@mleesmith.com

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