President Obama is trying to prevent thousands of layoff notices from going out a few days before the November election, Sen. Jame Inhofe (R-Okla.) said on Tuesday.In an effort to keep the slips from going out before the General election, Assistant Labor Secretary Jane Oates put out new guidelines on Monday.
Obama's Labor Department on Monday issued "guidance" to the states, telling them that a federal law requiring advance notice of mass layoffs does not apply to the layoffs that may occur in January as a result of automatic budget cuts known as "sequestration."
"(T)he president doesn't really want all these pink slips going out five days before the election," Inhofe said.
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