Legislation To Watch In 2007

Law360, New York (December 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Employers will be confronted with new challenges in 2007, as the 110th Congress is expected to consider legislation that could expand workers’ rights, raise the federal minimum wage and empower labor unions.

These potential changes translate into a high probability that litigation will increase in the coming year, according to labor and employment lawyers.

The Democratic-controlled Congress will consider a variety of bills aimed at expanding the protections afforded to employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Congress acting to expand workers’ rights under...
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