CLIENT ALERT: Employee Free Choice Act Placed on Hold in the Senate

On July 22, 2009, MBJ posted a Client Alert addressing the possibility of an agreement being reached on compromise legislation related to the Employee Free Choice Act (“EFCA”).  This compromise included a speedier election process replacing card check recognition.  See MBJ’s Client Alerts of July 22, 2009, as well as March 10, 2009 and January 29, 2009 for information on the EFCA.

While some form of compromise legislation remains possible, it now appears that the Senate has placed the EFCA on hold while it considers health care reform and several other major bills.  These large bills may take up the Senate’s attention for the remainder of the calendar year.

Please contact your MBJ attorney, and continue to visit our website for information on the status of the EFCA. 

Nathan L. Kaitz is an attorney with Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP.  Nathan  may be reached at (617) 523-6666 or at  Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP focuses exclusively on representing employers in employment and labor matters.

This alert was published on September 9, 2009.

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