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HR Issues Update 
 

Public Policy News for the HR Professional 
1/13/2012   
 
 

Washington Update

Two Workplace Regulations Teed Up for Action Early in 2012
During the last month of 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two proposed rules that, if finalized, could affect significant segments of HR professionals.  [ More ]

President’s ‘Recess’ Appointments to the NLRB Stir Controversy
On January 4, President Obama issued recess appointments of Sharon Block (D), Richard Griffin (D) and Terry Flynn (R) to fill out the five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  [ More ]

Congress Agrees on Short-term Extension of Payroll Tax Cut
Two days before Christmas, a divided Congress finally reached agreement on a bill (H.R. 3765) to extend the 2 percent Social Security payroll tax cut, federal emergency unemployment insurance benefits and other expiring programs through February 29 of this year.  [ More ]

In the States

With Congress Focused on Election Year Politics, States Poised to Act on HR Issues
The political fate of most state legislators, like many of their Washington counterparts, will be decided on Election Day 2012. But that hasn’t dampened their spirit in proposing legislation that would significantly affect the day-to-day duties of HR professionals.  [ More
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Workplace Flexibility

Win a Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility
Throughout 2011, SHRM and the Families and Work Institute’s (FWI) When Work Works initiative, in conjunction with community partners across the country, has been quite active. [ More ]

2012 Employment Law and Legislative Conference

What the 2012 Elections Mean for HR
SHRM’s 2012 Employment Law and Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 5 - 7 at the Hyatt Regency-Capitol Hill, is the place to be to learn, discuss, network and connect with important U.S. workplace experts.  [ More ]

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