The health care bill debate seems all consuming. At least in terms of press coverage.

But yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a defense spending bill (H.R. 3326) that, according to the DC Employment Law Update:  "prevents most defense contractors and subcontractors from forcing their employees or independent contractors to sign, as a condition

Connecticut is chock-full of defense contractors. Which is why an amendment that was slipped into the Senate defense appropriations bill should now be one that is closely followed by those contractors.

This week, the Senate approved of an amendment that will prohibit Copyright 2009 Daniel A. Schwartzdefense contractors from requiring their employees sign arbitration agreements as a condition