We recently wrote about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Healthcare jobs, as it turns out, there are more jobs that might be affected. A recent article by the Miami Herald pointed out that Healthcare reform will bring more work to labor and employment Lawyers.
In addition to increased healthcare business brought on by the Affordable Care Act, labor lawyers are seeing more employment cases involving overtime disputes, prevailing wages complaints, discrimination and retaliation charges. Will this upsurge in work load cause growth in hiring demand?
After dropping 18% from June 2010 to June 2011, hiring demand for Lawyers saw an upswing in online job ads during the second quarter this year. Not all lawyers will be dealing with labor and employment, however, this recent turnaround in demand can be an indicator that firms are beginning to deal with questions and issues brought on by the Affordable Care Act.
Online Job Ad Growth Chart for Lawyers – 4 Year Hiring Demand
Law firms and In-House Counsel may need to acquire new staff that understands how Affordable Care Act will affect businesses. This new talent will need to address questions and new employment cases that may arise between employer and employee regarding Healthcare reform, insurance coverage, and benefits.
Nationally, it is likely that employers will find legal jobs easy-to-recruit. Our Hiring Scale™ shows conditions will be best for recruiting in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY. Recruiters across the US leave job ads online for just over 6 weeks to fill.
Will other unexpected legal issues develop from the Affordable Care Act that might further increase Lawyer hiring demand? Has your organization begun to see an increase in healthcare related legal issues?
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