One of the great pleasures of writing a blog is the opportunity to interact with other labor and employment lawyers from not only Connecticut, but across the country as well. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I had two articles written by and forwarded to me by Robert B. Fitzpatrick, a well-recognized employment lawyer from the Washington, D.C. area.
I’ve been reading Robert’s work for many years — long before starting this blog — including his papers on settlements (which I’ll leave for another post on another day).
Robert doesn’t need a big firm to back him up, either. He’s got the real-world experience, some of which is summarized here:
Robert is the principal in the law firm of Robert B. Fitzpatrick, PLLC in Washington, D.C. where he represents clients in employment law and employee benefits matters. Mr. Fitzpatrick has concentrated his practice in employment law disputes for over thirty-five years and has been described by the National Law Journal as being among the top employment lawyers in the country and by Washingtonian Magazine as "tops in employment law" in the Washington, D.C. area. He was also included in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Robert will be speaking at the ALI-ABA Course of Study this weekend in Washington, DC. I enjoyed them so much that I asked for his permission to reprint them here because I believe that you will find it helpful too.
- The first article summarizes new federal labor and employment legislation, including the ADA Amendments Act of 2008; the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008; the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008; the E-Verify Extension; the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007; and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). He also provides links to key sources on this (including this blog).
- The second article discusses proposed federal employment and labor legislation, including the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007, the Civil Rights Act of 2008, and the Employee Free Choice Act.
Both are excellent sources of information for the upcoming term and I thank Robert for sharing them. Be sure to check out Robert’s website as well which has a number of other helpful publications as well.