After the Election: How Employers Must Prepare for Political Change

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For much of the last two years, politics has been a spectator sport for most Americans. Now that Barack Obama has been elected president and Democrats have solidified their control of Congress, it's time to  consider the potential for enormous real-world changes to the American workplace, especially in the world of labor and employment law.

One of the flashpoints for change: organized labor.

“If you’ve not dealt with unions before, I cannot overemphasize how quickly the world could change,” said Mike Fox, a Texas-based attorney with Ogletree Deakins and the editor of Texas Employment Law

Fox recently laid out two scenarios for employment law changes under an Obama administration, and their potential impact on HR. Much depends on whether the Democratic majority in the Senate reaches 60 seats, a filibuster-proof majority that would enable Democrats to usher in sweeping change if they choose to.

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