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2013 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
HR Professionals Offer Key Perspective on State of the Union Policy Issues

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This is an important time for our profession’s voice to be heard in the corridors of Congress, and SHRM needs your help!  We must amplify our HR voice by educating and informing lawmakers of how proposals being debated in Congress could impact the workplace and/or the workforce. Our unique professional experiences and workplace expertise will play a vital role in shaping future HR public policy. 
Many of the legislative issues that the President outlined in his State of the Union address may not be proposed in actual bill form in Congress until later this summer. However, in order to have an impact on the debate over these and other HR issues certain to surface in 2013, SHRM members need to begin exercising their HR Voice today. 

One way you can get an early start in reaching out to members of the 113th Congress is by participating in the annual SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference, which will be held March 10-13, 2013, in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, March 13, you and estimated 200-plus fellow SHRM members will have an opportunity to meet directly with your legislators and/or their staffs to discuss the importance of immigration reform and retirement security for you and your employer.
Can’t join us in Washington?  View Sessions Online!

The conference is close to being sold out, so if you aren't able to register to be there in person, it doesn't mean you have to miss out! Access live and on demand broadcasts from the conference for a fee in the comfort of your own home or office.

We'll Be Live Streaming Too!

Learn about the burning legislative, regulatory and judicial issues that will impact the HR profession. On-line participants will be provided the opportunity to watch two sessions broadcast live from the conference and participate in exclusive Q&A panels immediately afterwards. To register for the live stream, click HERE and log-in with your member number:
The Washington Outlook: The 113th Congress, the Second-Term Obama Administration, and New HR Public Policy Issues (1.75 Business Management and Strategy Credits)

The workplace regulatory agenda and HR public policy initiatives that the President and Congress put forward during the 113th Congress will have a real impact on the workplace. Key issues include proposals on: deficit reduction, tax reform and immigration reform. Decisions on the federal deficit and tax code reform could have a direct impact on employer-sponsored health care, pension and fringe benefit plans. The presentation provides up-to-date discussions on legislative issues in these areas and on current federal regulatory activity.

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 8:15am to 10:00am (EST)
Rebroadcast: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:45pm (EST)
Presenter: Michael P. Aitken, Vice President, Government Affairs, Society for Human Resource Management
General Session with Chai Feldblum and Victoria Lipnic, Two Commissioners of the EEOC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Commissioners Chai Feldblum and Victoria Lipnic (pictured above) will discuss the EEOC’s new Strategic Enforcement Plan as well as review their latest policy developments and plans.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 12:50 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (EST)
Presenters: Chai Feldblum; and Victoria Lipnic, commissioners, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C.

During the presentations you will be able to:

  • Chat with other attendees
  • Submit a question to the speaker
  • Download materials
  • View the live Twitter feed, #shrmleg
  • Take notes (notes will automatically be sent to your email after the session)
  • View the presentation on your tablets (e.g., iPad)

Can't Join Us in Washington or Connect to the Live Stream? Consider Joining SHRM's A-Team!

The Advocacy Team (A-Team) is a crucial component of SHRM’s advocacy efforts and works with you to advance the interests of the HR profession at both the federal and state levels. As a member of the SHRM Advocacy Team, you will join the ranks of other HR Advocates committed to moving the HR profession forward and be the voice of our profession. To learn more about the A-Team, click HERE.

For questions about the duties of an Advocacy Captain or HR Advocate in supporting SHRM’s advocacy efforts, please contact David Lusk, SHRM’s senior associate for member advocacy, at 703-535-6158 or or Chatrane Birbal, SHRM’s senior specialist for member advocacy at 703-535-6476 or

We look forward to seeing you in action soon!

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