This page of the Issues section provides information about public policy issues pending on Capitol Hill that would affect current Civil Rights laws, as well as background information on the statutes themselves.
Below is a listing of the most Civil Rights legislative proposals currently under consideration recently by the Congress. To view background information about a proposal, to review the full text of the legislation, or to find out what SHRM has done in conjunction with one or more of these legislative initiatives, click on the name of the proposal below.
On November 20, 2009, SHRM and the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy extended for two years their agreement to explore ways to increase the hiring, retention and promotion of individuals with disabilities in today's workplaces. To read a copy of the agreement, please click here.
Listed below are the major Civil Rights laws. For a summary of what these laws do, click on the name of the particular statute you are interested in.