Lawrence J. Baer is Counsel in Weil, Gotshal & Manges' Litigation department and a member of the Employment Litigation Practice Group, representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.
The New York Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act ("NY WARN") took effect on February 1, 2009. (N.Y. Labor Law § 860, et seq .) NY WARN provides additional significant protections to New York employees beyond those provided under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act ("Federal WARN").
In last month's edition of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel , we discussed the proposed provisions of the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA") (H.R. 1409, 111th Cong.; S.560, 111th Cong.), which would amend the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") in several significant respects. This month, we discuss the political climate surrounding the EFCA and...
Part II of this article, appearing in the May issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, will discuss the current political climate surrounding this legislation, other competing legislation, and measures to take by employers if the legislation is enacted.