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Employment issues to watch in Washington this year

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in Compensation and Benefits,Employment Law,Human Resources

Don't look for any major new employment laws this year. Instead, look for President Clinton's appointees in regulatory agencies to try to pack some punch into their final months. Here's what to expect on some key issues:

Minimum wage: $1 increase likely. Democrats will push hard for 50-cent increases over the next two years, and the GOP may be willing to trade that for a handful of targeted tax cuts aimed at small businesses.

Ergonomics: Look for more GOP attempts to delay final rules on repetitive stress prevention.

Child labor: The Labor Department will issue final regulations soon that tighten child work rules.

Pension reforms: Congress will push to make it easier for small firms to offer pension plans. But lawmakers also will try to curb the practice of converting traditional plans into cash-balance plans.

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