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HR Issues Update 
 

Public Policy News for the HR Professional 
9/27/2013   
 
 

Regulatory Developments

New Regulations Yield Changes for Employee Benefits
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance and regulations pertinent to the recent Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. [ More 

Workflex Update

Coming in Spring 2014 … White House Summit on Working Families
Earlier this week, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, announced plans for a White House Summit on Working Families to be held in the spring of 2014.  Billed as an opportunity to “elevate the national conversation around making today’s workplace work,” workplace flexibility, a priority issue for SHRM, will likely be a significant area of focus at the summit. [ More 

Member Advocacy

‘You’re Either At The table Or You’ll Be On The Menu!’
In Washington, D.C., there is an old saying that sums up the importance of political engagement: “You’re either at the table or you’ll be on the menu.” Simply stated, it means that if you’re not actively engaged in the political process when Congress is considering an issue of importance to your organization or profession, you’ll likely be on the chopping block because it’s easiest to carve out the interest of those not involved because they’ll never know it happened until the issue is decided. [ More 

SHRM Conference Update

Workplace Innovation and Public Policy - Save the Date!
With inspiring speakers, expert presenters, and engaging programs from basic to bold, SHRM conferences empower HR professionals at every level of experience and responsibility. Immerse yourself in an unprecedented environment of learning, networking, and collaboration with colleagues and mentors from across the U.S. and around the world.

    • SHRM/FWI Workflex Conference
      San Francisco, Calif. • October 29-30, 2013
      For more information or to register, click HERE.
    • 2014 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference
      Save the Date!
      Washington, D.C. • March 17-19, 2014
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