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Employment Verification

SHRM-Backed Employment Verification Bill Introduced in Congress  
On April 22, U.S. Representatives Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) introduced H.R. 2028, the New Employee Verification Act (NEVA).  This legislation, which is strongly supported by SHRM, would replace the federal government’s current paper-based employer verification process (known as “E-Verify”), with a new, more convenient and reliable electronic system. [ More ]

Political Developments 

Specter Defects from the GOP

After serving 29 years in the U.S. Senate as a member of the Republican Party, key Senate swing voter Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania stunned Washington this week by announcing he would run for re-election as a Democrat in 2010. More ]

Shake, Rattle and Roll: Being Prepared for New Labor Relations Developments 

Did you miss the original webcast?  The archive version is now available!  This webcast covers congressional initiatives such as the Employee Free Choice Act, new regulatory labor-management proposals from the Obama administration, and a more employee-focused National Labor Relations Board.  We also will walk through a case study involving the types of employee and organizing activity that raise labor law concerns, for which HR professionals must be prepared in the days ahead. [ More ]

Financial Literacy
NY Stock Exchange Rings Closing Bell Recognizing April as "Financial Literacy Month" 

The President’s Council on Financial Literacy was recognized Monday, as part of an event at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) commemorating "Financial Literacy Month."  Immediate Past Board Chair for SHRM, Janet Parker, currently serves as a member of the President’s Council. [ More ]

401(k) Fee Disclosure Bill Introduced in the House of Representatives

On April 21, 2009, Representative George Miller (D-CA) introduced HR 1984, “The 401(k) Fair Disclosure for Retirement Security Act of 2009,” which would require certain disclosures to employees regarding their individual investment account.  The bill is aimed at providing more transparency for workers who have chosen to invest in a 401(k) retirement plan. [ More ]

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