Politics is a spectator sport for most Americans. But Nov. 4 could bring enormous real-world changes to the American workplace, especially in the world of
“If you’ve not dealt with unions before, I cannot overemphasize how quickly the world could change this fall,” said Mike Fox, a Texas-based attorney with Ogletree Deakins and the editor of Texas Employment Law. “This would be the first time in my life we’d really have a president aligned with organized labor.”
In speaking at last week's Society for Human Resource
(SHRM) conference, Fox laid out three different Election Day scenarios and the potential impact on HR:
RED LIGHT. McCain wins the presidency, and Democrats win fewer than 60 seats in the Senate (so they won't have a "supermajority" that can overcome filibuster threats). Impact: Little change in legislative/regulator climate for HR.
YELLOW LIGHT. Obama wins the pre...(register to read more)