A few weeks ago, I sat down and crafted an article for the Connecticut Law Tribune that laid out my predictions for 2012.  That article was finally published this week here.

Among the topics I tackle are new U.S. Supreme Court and Connecticut Supreme Court decisions, possible new legislative developments, and whether the trend of wage/hour cases will continue.

Of course, in between the time I wrote the article and the time it was published, one of the topics has already been affected. The NLRB announced late last year that it was postponing implementation of the new posting requirements from January 31, 2012 to April 30, 2012.  While I still think that the posting requirements are going to be upheld by a court, the persistent delays by the NLRB have me thinking that perhaps the posters may not be a sure thing after all.  We’ll have to wait and see.

In such a short article, there’s plenty that I was not able to cover.  For example, employers are unlikely to see any new developments from U.S. Congress as gridlock continues.  And what’s the future of the NLRB in light of such gridlock?  Other questions persist as well: Can employers still use the expired FMLA forms? (Jeff Nowak of the FMLA Insights blog tackles that one today.)

What are your predictions for 2012? Post them in the comments below and we’ll check on them at the end of the year.