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Changing Trends in Corporate America - Findings from Jackson Lewis’ 2010 Workplace Survey Reveal Major Concerns

White Plains, NY, June 19, 2010 --( Jackson Lewis, one of the largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms in the United States, has released the 2010 findings from the Firm’s Workplace Survey. Employers point to union organizing, health care costs and fee structures as major areas of concern in the foreseeable future.

The Jackson Lewis Workplace Survey was developed to chart trends and developments in workplace law and related issues. At the Firm’s 2010 Corporate Counsel Conference in Washington, D.C., corporate attorneys from large and medium-sized companies across the country answered questions about trends and practices in their organizations. Among the most notable results from this survey are the following:

- Employers hesitant to tackle social media minefield: Despite the prevalence of social media use in today’s workplace, more than half of respondents reported that their company does not have a formal policy covering the use of social media, both inside and outside the workplace.

- Health Care Reform Laws will create increased cost for employers: Nearly three-quarters of respondents believe that the newly introduced Health Care Reform Laws, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, will increase the cost of providing health care coverage to their employees.

- Companies predict an increase in workplace organizing: Almost 65 percent of respondents believe that President Obama’s recent appointments to the National Labor Relations Board will lead to an increase in union organizing in their company.

- Alternative fee arrangements top of mind for employers: 80 percent of respondents have either changed or plan to change their fee arrangements with outside legal counsel due to the current economic environment.

To speak with a Jackson Lewis attorney regarding any of the above issues, please contact Roger Ardan or Valerie Capullo, 212-697-2600.

About Jackson Lewis
Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law with almost 650 attorneys practicing in 46 cities nationwide. Jackson Lewis has a wide-range of specialized practice areas, including: Affirmative Action and OFCCP Diversity Planning; Disability, Leave and Health Management; Employee Benefits, including Complex ERISA Litigation, Workplace Privacy and Executive Compensation; Global Immigration; Labor, including Preventive Practices; Litigation, including Class Actions, Complex Litigation and e-Discovery; Trade Secrets, Non-Competes and Workplace Technology; Wage and Hour Compliance; and Workplace Safety Compliance. In addition, Jackson Lewis provides advice nationally in other workplace law areas, including: Reductions in Force, WARN Act; Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations; Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management; International Issues; Management Education, including e-Based Training; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Public Sector Issues; Government Relations; Corporate Diversity Counseling and College and University Employment Law and Compliance Issues.

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Valerie Capullo

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