Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Thursday, April 22, 2004

New Wage and Hour Regulations - A View From the Employees' Lawyer Side

The debate over the wage and hour regulations released two days ago has certainly been one of the more high pitched, even if not particularly well reasoned debate, of an employment law issue that made its way to the political mainstream. The result when the actual regulations were released, a somewhat muted response from both sides. See the comment from Workplace Fairness, a website affiliated with the National Employment Lawyers Association, "the country's only professional organization comprised exclusively of lawyers who represent individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employee benefits, and other employment related matters."

The fact that the response is muted probably speaks well for the value of public discourse. Now wouldn't it be nice to see what would happen if we had more reasoned discourse from both sides.

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