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Obama administration tells contractors again: Donít issue layoff notices
The Hill ^

Posted on 09/29/2012 7:41:34 AM PDT by Perdogg

The Obama administration issued new guidance intended for defense contractors Friday afternoon, reiterating the administration’s position that the companies should not be issuing layoff notices over sequestration.

The Labor Department issued guidance in July saying it would be “inappropriate” for contractors to issue notices of potential layoffs tied to sequestration cuts. But a few contractors, most notably Lockheed Martin, said they still were considering whether to issue the notices — which would be sent out just days before the November election.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
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1 posted on 09/29/2012 7:41:39 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

It’s not for him to say.


2 posted on 09/29/2012 7:43:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perdogg

Don’t send those notices out. let’s make it a surprise! Workers love surprises. Don’t you just love this “most transparent administration” in history?


3 posted on 09/29/2012 7:43:48 AM PDT by BipolarBob ("It was a form of exorcism. I was choking the devil out of her".)
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To: BipolarBob

“Let it happen AFTER the election! That way, if voters blame me, it’s too late. Suckers!”


4 posted on 09/29/2012 7:46:57 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: Perdogg

God forbid someone find out what’s really going on in this country!


5 posted on 09/29/2012 7:47:30 AM PDT by John in Wisconsin
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To: Perdogg

Did they just realize that cutting Defense would also cut jobs in all the companies supplying Defense Dept ,Oh never thought of that ,D’oh


6 posted on 09/29/2012 7:47:41 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Perdogg

I don’t put it past oblahblah to write an EO making it illegal to layoff anyone or close a business.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 7:49:06 AM PDT by 1hedLyte
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To: Perdogg
Contractor to Obama: FU A$$hole. I'm doing what my labor lawyer tells me.
8 posted on 09/29/2012 7:49:42 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: Perdogg
Dear contractors, business leaders and CEO'S...

Do you want to get rid of this DIM cabal in this election...??

THEN,....
Shine the bright light on these defense cuts...

Do what you need to do in light of your own projections and business expectations....
WITH the sequestration cutbacks (&Taxmageddon) looming...

THEN MAKE IT ALL VERRRRY PUBLIC!!

9 posted on 09/29/2012 7:50:40 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Perdogg

Any contractor that doesn’t give the warning notice WILL have to legally cover it out of his pocket - unless Obama can figure out a way to waive it, or make up the difference. Anyone working HR at those contractors who don’t follow the law here risks jail time.

They’re welcome to take Obama at his word...but there’s an awful long history of people that have done that and ended up quite disappointed.


10 posted on 09/29/2012 7:54:06 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Perdogg
Bammie_Merc1
11 posted on 09/29/2012 7:55:33 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Perdogg

12 posted on 09/29/2012 7:57:22 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Perdogg
Before laying off employees, business owners need to consider WARN Act requirements. In 1988, Congress passed the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. This law specifies which employers have to provide notice to their employees about future layoffs. The law, updated in 2009, also specifies how companies may notify employees and what information they must provide. The WARN Act's purpose is to act as a protection for workers who will lose their jobs. Read more: Laws on a 60 Day Layoff | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_7867732_laws-60-day-layoff.html#ixzz27s3DHmCc

Just one in a long list of laws that this clown wants to ignore for political purposes. HOWEVER in this case the contractors (private enterprises) will be on the receiving end of employee lawsuits.

THIS BUFFOON MUST GO.
13 posted on 09/29/2012 8:00:11 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: BenLurkin

Wasn’t sequestration the Most Intelligent President Ever’s idea? Chickens now coming home to roost...


14 posted on 09/29/2012 8:12:27 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: 1hedLyte

The order is already in the book. The liberal playbook is right out of Atlas Shrugged. They think they can change the ending. One of the biggest Libs I know, an Obama elector last election, has this on his desk front and center.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: Perdogg
already started...

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (AP) — Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., citing declining military budgets and a tough economy, said it will close its plant in upstate New York and eliminate all 570 jobs.

Employees at the 5-year-old facility, which has seen its ranks dwindle from a peak of 1,300, were told Monday that the plant would close as of Dec. 31 and its work transitioned to Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Fla., facility.

16 posted on 09/29/2012 8:13:18 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Perdogg

Why does anyone find this different from the normal everyday information from the mac daddy administration, everyday they lie hundreds of time to the American voters to make themselves appear like they have our best interest at heart.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 8:17:13 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Perdogg

Obama can just tell them not to obey a law?


18 posted on 09/29/2012 8:20:42 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Perdogg

Most likely there are contracts involved especially if unions are involved. Is Obama telling them to ignore legal contract clauses concerning layoff? Keep an eye on this one.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 8:21:22 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: BobL

obama has already told them the government would cover their legal penalties.


20 posted on 09/29/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Perdogg

This is extortion.


21 posted on 09/29/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

No this is the carrot...

The stick will be that companies that obey the law will be banned from government contracts.


22 posted on 09/29/2012 8:28:31 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Agreed. But put both together as a whole, it’s still extortion.


23 posted on 09/29/2012 8:34:00 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: Perdogg
Maybe a compromise is possible.

Defense contractors should go ahead and issue the WARN notices, but include a flyer stating that at-risk employees shouldn't worry because Sugar Barry's gonna take care of them.

Don't have to worry about no gas, no rent, Obama's gonna take care of you!

Include contact info for a free phone, too.

24 posted on 09/29/2012 8:38:01 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

It’s the Chicago way.


25 posted on 09/29/2012 8:39:40 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Hotlanta Mike

This whole fiscal cliff is a set up designed to ruin the Republican party once and for all. When this comes down, the ‘Progressives’ will conveniently be able to blame the fiasco on the Republicans, since President Bush is no longer available. The branding has begun. Note what Patty Murray and Howard Dean are saying. The ‘Progressives’ believe this will usher in a 70 year rule for Democrats.
Think Mexico.


26 posted on 09/29/2012 8:51:00 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Perdogg

Obama administration tells contractors again: Don’t issue layoff notices, don’t worry about violating the WARN Act, We gotcha covered.

What a bunch of crap.

If you were a contractor, what would you do? I’d do the layoffs. Why? The law requires it.


27 posted on 09/29/2012 8:51:39 AM PDT by upchuck (I miss my dog Snoopy. May 16, 1997-September 24, 2012 -- 15 years, 4 months. Forever in my heart.)
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To: BobL

***Any contractor that doesn’t give the warning notice WILL have to legally cover it out of his pocket ***

Ah for the good old days of the 1940s and 50s. You get up, eat breakfast, kiss the wife, grab your lunch bucket, go to the plant, and find a padlock on the gate.

Then you and all your working companions try to figure out what has happened and what you will do to keep food on the table.

That happened to my Father-in-law.


28 posted on 09/29/2012 9:17:19 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: 1hedLyte
I don’t put it past oblahblah to write an EO making it illegal to layoff anyone or close a business.

Stop giving them ideas.

29 posted on 09/29/2012 9:20:24 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Perdogg

From the article:
“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.”

So...it’s not enough that 0bama and his cabal engage in anti-Constitutional, illegal acts. Now, they are enticing government contractors to join their anti-American pogrom of destruction by violating WARN Act requirements, and agreeing to compensate them for costs incurred.

This a$$hole should be in jail, along with his handlers, his czars, his illegal appointees, and all the other progressives who’ve facilitated his destruction of America.


30 posted on 09/29/2012 9:31:27 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Perdogg

The best bet for contractors is to issue “non-notice” notices. That is, direct all branches of the company to compile confidential lists of non-critical employees, but don’t let anyone know who is non-critical.

If you really want to stir up the employees, make them submit resumes with a one-page statement about why *they* are critical to the company. This should utterly terrify them.


31 posted on 09/29/2012 9:34:35 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Perdogg

I sense a set-up here. Any contractor that does what the white-hut says, and does NOT issue these notices, will face legal action by the just-us department when sequestration kicks in and they are forced to do layoffs. Just-us will say, “You CAN’T lay anybody off; you didn’t issue the notice in time!”


32 posted on 09/29/2012 9:40:06 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Mr. K

“Obama can just tell them not to obey a law?”

Well...
Yeah...
Obama is MESSIAH, after all.

Just ask anyone at CNN/NBC/ABC/CBS/MSNBC/NPR/E!/Pacifica/WashPost/NYTimes about this.


33 posted on 09/29/2012 9:51:35 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
This is extortion.

Some of us say it is buying votes. Clearly he is affirming we are now a lawless nation.
34 posted on 09/29/2012 10:25:46 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: PubliusMM
...compensated for legal costs if layoffs occur ...

That's OUR money! If we can't afford to pay for the contractor's employees, we sure can't afford to pay for fines and legal costs resulting from the contractors' following odumbo off a cliff.

35 posted on 09/29/2012 10:29:29 AM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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