Posted on | September 29, 2012 | 17 Comments
Insty helps us get to some interesting details about the “Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988“.
. . .a United States labor law which protects employees, their families, and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide sixty- (60) calendar-day advance notification of plant closings and mass layoffs of employees.
The terrifying truth has the administration wetting itself:
But the Friday guidance from the Office of Management and Budget raised the stakes in the dispute, telling contractors that they would be compensated for legal costs if layoffs occur due to contract cancellations under sequestration — but only if the contractors follow the Labor guidance.
The guidance said that if plant closings or mass layoffs occur under sequestration, then “employee compensation costs for [Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification] WARN act liability as determined by a court” would be paid for covered by the contracting federal agency.
Let me see if I grasp this: OMB is telling employers that, as long as they toe the OMB line, the employers can blow off the law, and the government will have their six. Is it legal to encourage lawlessness like this?
This should be referred to the Court of Public Opinion for a vote in November. Americans, if you can’t read between the lines here, and see the danger, what more is there to say? Based on this, and the pattern of behavior in which these shenanigans fall, I reasonably expect that BHO is going to quantitatively ease himself into an open-ended term. The 22nd Amendment isn’t going to get any more respect than the WARN Act from this creep.
Update: more at Maggie’s Notebook
Update II: linked at Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots