“GCs Brace for Work Force’s Shifting Sands”

Texas Lawyer says demographic changes forecast more age bias suits & showdowns over telecommuting:

"Trends — demographic, technological, cultural and political — shape a general counsel’s world.

"Here are three inexorable trends guaranteed to impact a GC’s life: an aging work force, a multicultural work force and a geographic migration [PDF link]. The businesses that GCs represent have yet to grasp the full story of the baby boomers, because the numbers — as reported in the March 2006 issue of Fast Company — are mind-boggling:

"Seventy-eight million Americans begin entering the retirement zone in 2008, with 64 million eligible to retire in 2010. The next generation of workers can’t fill the slots vacated by retirees fast enough."