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HR Issues Update 

Public Policy News for the HR Professional 

NLRB Update

NLRB's Quick Election Rule Struck Down by Federal Court
On May 14, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated the National Labor Relations Board's recent rulemaking changing the procedures governing union elections. The rule, which became effective on April 30, has been commonly referred to as the "quick election" rule because its purpose is to shorten the period between the filing of a petition and the representation election in union organizing drives. [ More ]

Capitol Hill Update

SHRM Member Shares Workplace Flexibility Perspective with Senate Panel Members
On Thursday, May 10, SHRM member Juanita Phillips, State Legislative Director for Alabama SHRM and Director of HR at Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (INTUITIVE) in Huntsville, Ala., testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at a hearing on workplace flexibility policies. [ More ]

Workplace Flexibility

When Work Works Update
SHRM and the Families and Work Institute thank all organizations that took time to apply for a 2012 Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility - a total of 596 applications were processed! [ More ]

Member Advocacy

SHRM Members Get Active in the States
While the SHRM Advocacy Team (A-Team) has been off to a strong start this year, SHRM members have not limited their advocacy efforts to the federal level. Understanding the importance of ensuring that state-level policymakers also need to hear from HR professionals, a number of state councils have been active with their own legislative conferences in 2012. Many of these state councils included A-Team sessions and/or legislator visits at the state capitol in their conference programming. [ More

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