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SHRM HR Issues Update 

Public Policy News for the HR Professional        

Health Care Reform

SHRM Member Attends White House Health Care Forum
Continuing to build the case for health care reform this year, the Obama Administration held its fourth White House Regional Forum on Health Care Reform on March 31 at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.  SHRM and the HR profession were represented at the Forum by North Carolina SHRM State Council Director Christine Vion-Gillespie, SPHR, Employee Relations and Compliance Manager at SAS Institute, Inc.  [ More ]

SHRM Weighs in on Wellness Week and Retiree Health Care
As a key member of the U.S. Workplace Wellness Alliance, SHRM helped “kick off” National Workplace Wellness Week (the first full week in April) at an April 2 “Healthy Living for a Healthy Workforce” press conference.  The Capitol Hill event featured prominent members of Congress and business leaders.  [ More ]

Member Advocacy 

SHRM COO Hosts Area Congressman for Association Executive Town Hall
On Friday, April 3, SHRM’s Chief Operating Officer China Miner Gorman welcomed U.S. Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) to the Society’s headquarters for a constituent forum breakfast with other area association executives.  [ More ]

Legal Developments

SHRM Files Amicus Brief on Discrimination
On Wednesday, March 25, SHRM filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Ricci v. DeStefano. In the case, the City of New Haven declined to certify promotional exam results for fire department captains and lieutenants because too few racial minorities would be promoted.  [ More ]

SHRM Supports Employer Representation by Non-Attorneys in Unemployment Compensation Hearings in Illinois Court Case
On Friday, March 27, SHRM filed an amicus brief in the Illinois Appellate Court case Grafner v. Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).  [ More ]

Public Policy Webcasts

Emerging HR Public Policy Issues Series
SHRM is making it easy to stay a step ahead of HR public policy matters with the Emerging HR Public Policy Issues Series – A Live Workshop.  The first webcast, titled “Shake, Rattle and Roll: Being Prepared for New Labor-Relations Developments,” will occur on April 22, 2009.  [ More ]

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