Waiver Issued for Labor Law,excuses 60 day layoff notice

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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    talk about a blatant political exercise.....:badgrin:

    Hilda Solis, the Labor sec. ( and who's husband owed back taxes and had a bus. with Osha worker safety violations on record) has told the Labor dept. to tell Defense contractors it would be inappropriate for them to send out layoff notices at the 60 day mark required by Federal Labor Law.......why? Because the notices would have to go out before the election. :eusa_hand:


    More more transparency from the most transparent admin. in history:rolleyes:

    Labor Denies a Labor Law
    Hilda Solis issues a pre-election defense layoff notice waiver.

    One of Big Labor's legal pride and joys is the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, a 1988 law that requires federal contractors to tell employees at least 60 days in advance of potential large-scale layoffs. Well, what do you know, last week the Department of Labor issued "guidance" on its website that this law doesn't need to be followed for the purposes of the looming January 1 budget sequester.

    This legal evasion is intended to help President Obama escape the political consequences of his strategy to use the threat of defense cuts to force Republicans to raise taxes. Absent a deal between Congress and the White House, the Pentagon will be hit with huge across-the-board spending cuts that will cost thousands of jobs among defense contractors. As the date approaches, Lockheed Martin has said it may have to tell 100,000 of its workers that they could lose their jobs, and EADS, Northrop Grumman and others could do the same.

    Labor Secretary Hilda Solis knows these notices could land in mailboxes shortly before the election. One of the most critical swing states, Virginia, is home to many of these defense jobs. So are Ohio and Florida. Voila, Labor now says that it would be "inappropriate" for contractors to send warnings, citing "the lack of certainty about how the budget cuts will be implemented and the possibility that the sequester will be avoided before January."

    As it happens, Ms. Solis's department has no legal jurisdiction over the applicability of this law. That's up to the courts, and her "guidance" wouldn't spare companies from lawsuits if they followed it. Her opinion amounts to a political démarche to business to desist before Election Day, or face unspecified consequences afterward.

    more at-
    Review & Outlook: Labor Denies a Labor Law - WSJ.com
     
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    I would expect nothing less from the most transparant administration in history.
     
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    barry thinks he's abe lincoln and every executive order is some type of emancipation proclamation.
     
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    Whadaya expect from a guy who made his political bones in Chicago?
     
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    I guess the moral obligation of giving employees time to prepare is outweighed by the potential loss of Obama votes. Way to try to hide that Obama lack of leadership.
     
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