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2014 Employment Law & Legislative Conference 

Neither Snow Nor a Government Closure Could Keep HR at Bay!
In spite of a Sunday evening snowstorm and the resulting closure of the federal government the following day, SHRM and the Council for Global Immigration last week hosted over 450 HR professionals in Washington, D.C., at the 2014 Employment Law & Legislative Conference. [ More ]

Regulatory Developments  

Gearing Up for Significant NLRB Regulatory Action

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a proposed rule on February 6, 2014, that would significantly change the NLRB’s election rules and procedures for union recognition.  The proposed rules are virtually identical to those initially proposed by the board in 2011 and subsequently challenged in court. [ More ]

EEOC Meeting Focuses on the Use of Social Media in the Workplace
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a meeting on March 12, 2014, focused on the use of social media tools in the workplace.  SHRM member Jonathan Segal, partner at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia, testified on behalf of the Society at the commission’s meeting. [ More ]

Workplace Flexibility 

2014 Sloan Awards Applications Open Through April 11!
Is your organization innovative, flexible and effective?  Now’s your turn to tell your story by applying for one of the most prestigious workplace awards in the country and possibly receive local and national recognition as a top employer! [ More ]

E-Verify Developments  

Council for Global Immigration and SHRM Submit Comments on myE-Verify
On March 20, 2014, the Council for Global Immigration (the Council) and SHRM jointly submitted comment on myE-Verify, a portal that will allow E-Verify users to track case status and lock their Social Security numbers. [ More  

Member Advocacy

SHRM’s Advocacy Team (A-Team) Needs You! 
2014 is an election year for the U.S. Congress. Elections for the Senate and House of Representatives will be held on November 4. In the Senate, 33 of the 100 seats are being contested, and winners will serve six-year terms from January 3, 2015, to January 3, 2021. In the House of Representatives, elections will be held for all 435 seats, and winners will serve two-year terms from January 3, 2015, to January 3, 2017. [ More ] 

Recent Additions

Hastings and Gabhart Join SHRM Government Affairs Staff
This month, SHRM added two new staff to its Government Affairs Team lineup.  Kelly Hastings joined SHRM in early March as a Senior Government Relations Advisor handling labor, employment, civil rights and workforce development issues before Congress, while Jason Gabhart joined the team in mid-March as SHRM’s California State Government Relations Advisor based in Sacramento, Calif. [ More ]

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