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SHRM HR Issues Update 
 

Public Policy News for the HR Professional   
3/23/2007   
 
 

    

WE NEED YOUR OPINION!
Today's e-newsletter marks the 6th issue of  HR ISSUES UPDATE, a new SHRM member benefit designed to provide news about public policy issues that affect HR professionals.  Please help us better serve you by taking a moment to click HERE and respond to a brief survey. [More]
Employee Benefits

Mandatory Paid Leave Under Consideration
Congress will soon consider making paid sick leave a new mandatory workplace benefit.  A plan introduced by Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) would require organizations with 15 or more full-time employees to provide at least seven days of paid sick leave every year. [More]
Supreme Court Cases

SHRM Weighs In on U.S. Supreme Court Cases
SHRM recently filed two amicus or "friend of the court" briefs to offer its views on cases that have a potential impact on HR professionals and the workplace.  [More]
Immigration Reform

States Drafting Their Own Immigration Reforms
While prospects for immigration reform remain uncertain in Washington, DC, state legislatures are moving forward with their own immigration proposals.  Nearly 25 states are considering bills that would compel employers to participate in the federal government's "Basic Pilot" program, an electronic employment verification system administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [More]
Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Alabama SHRM Members Go To Capitol Hill
Continuing a tradition that began nearly 15 years ago, the Alabama State Council organized the first of two "Day Inside the Beltway" events planned for 2007, during SHRM's Employment Law & Legislative Conference.  Representatives from 10 Alabama SHRM chapters conducted meetings with the state's two U.S. senators and seven representatives. [More]
Conference Videos and Photos!
You can experience SHRM's 2007 Employment Law & Legislative Conference  - again or for the first time  -  through www.SHRM.org.  Two videos and numerous photos from the Conference can be viewed on the Society's Website. [More]
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