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Obama and HR Strategy

Obama and HR Strategy

HR. Human Resource Planning

October 30, 2009

Organized labor contributed nearly $450 million (Greenhouse, 2008) toward the election of Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress, so we can expect labor will have a good run, resulting in much more favorable laws, regulations and administrative outcomes than we have seen in several administrations. Conversely, while there is plenty of business lobbying, there will be far fewer voices within the administration putting forth business interests and concerns.

Funding, personnel changes and staffing levels at key labor and employment agencies fundamentally will change national employment policy, and HR organizations need to prepare for these changes. EFCA is only part of the picture, and changes in employment and labor policy are occurring regardless of the ultimate disposition of EFCA. Compliance and much stricter application of existing laws and regulations may well have the biggest impacts on employers.


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