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|10-06-2012 10:48 AM|
|10-06-2012 10:06 AM|
|10-04-2012 04:16 PM|
|10-03-2012 10:24 PM|
I don't either.
|10-03-2012 05:57 PM|
|10-03-2012 04:26 PM|
|10-03-2012 04:19 PM|
Or you're claiming these people get mass layoff notices every year 60 days before Jan 2nd just in case their contract is not renewed?
|10-03-2012 04:14 PM|
Notice may be given conditional upon the occurrence or nonoccurrence of an event, such as the renewal of a major contract, only when the event is definite and the consequences of its occurrence or nonoccurrence will necessarily, in the normal course of business, lead to a covered plant closing or mass layoff less than 60 days after the event. For example, if the non-renewal of a major contract will lead to the closing of the plant that produces the articles supplied under the contract 30 days after the contract expires, the employer may give notice at least 60 days in advance of the projected closing date which states that if the contract is not renewed, the plant closing will occur on the projected date. The notice must contain each of the elements set out in this section.
|10-03-2012 04:07 PM|
|10-03-2012 04:04 PM|
The government indemnifies contractors for all sorts of things all the time, from the lowly city contractor working on poo factories to Lockheed making billion dollar flying death robots. An FSU document nicely sums it up:
As explained in the memorandum, Lockheed might want to protect itself and just issue a WARN on every employee in the company. This has the unfortunate side effect of triggering a ton of government assistance in trying to get these people new jobs, retrained, etc. It's going to cost a ton of money to fix a problem that doesn't exist... yet. The WARN act calls for specifics to be known (exactly who, exactly where, etc.) so it doesn't turn into a big waste of time and money.
Unfortunately, Lockheed has a very strong business incentive to make this as big and splashy as possible. At the same time, they have the right to point out that huge defense cuts will cost a bunch of jobs. And then there is the obvious issue of every butthead with a keyboard complainin on them thar tubes bout that socialist weasel doin it for political gain if Obama says don't do it. The Labor dept. memo does a very good job of sticking to the law, as they absolutely should. They should be commended for asking what the spirit of the law is, what the letter of the law is, and then following it. The memorandum explains all and even if you disagree with it, the conclusion makes sense to a reasonable person and that's the standard a judge will judge by.
But thinking is hard so a couple idiot congressman attack the low hanging fruit and Fox News reports it as truth without even a cursory nod at context (because freedom) and then the lowest common denominator posts it here because liberals are idiots.
|10-03-2012 03:37 PM|
I see no such necessity. If you do, please explain.
|10-03-2012 03:22 PM|
Should compliance concerns force LM to issue layoff notices to their entire workforce, just in case they need to trim 10% of those jobs from some undetermined plants and projects within the company?
Doesn't that strike you, even intuitively, as unnecessarily cruel and disruptive? Why should they feel compelled to send out a hundred thousand layoff notices - a hundred thousand families in chaos - when layoffs will be a fraction of that. Layoffs are hard enough without screwing over 10x the number of people for no better reason than politics.
|10-03-2012 02:26 PM|
|10-03-2012 02:02 PM|
|10-03-2012 01:13 PM|
I would like a honest answer to this honest question:
Most of our defense spending is going towards the protection of FOREIGNERS and MUSLIMS. We send carrier battle groups outside of U.S. territorial waters to keep the peace, maintain hundreds of bases outside of U.S. sovereign soil to keep the peace, we send billions to foreigners and Muslims to keep the peace.
Why is the GOP so intent on spending hundreds of billions of dollars to keep the peace on behalf of FOREIGNERS and MUSLIMS? Why are they so intent on gutting domestic programs that benefit U.S. citizens in order to protect FOREIGNERS and MUSLIMS? What's their angle?
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