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Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform Could Begin This Month
The push for comprehensive immigration reform begins in earnest this month in Congress — and SHRM has already positioned itself to be a key player. The Society continues to advocate that the most critical element for true reform is an effective, efficient system to verify work eligibility. [More]
Employment Discrimination

House Approves SHRM-Enhanced Genetic Non-Discrimination Bill
Promoting a work environment free of all types of discrimination in offices and worksites has been a major SHRM objective throughout the Society's history. SHRM's current focus is on helping to craft important genetic non-discrimination legislation on Capitol Hill. [More]
2008 Election

Paid Sick Leave on the Ballot in 2008?
In what might signal a major issue for the upcoming 2008 presidential election, organized labor has launched a state campaign to ask Ohio voters whether workers should be guaranteed seven days of paid sick leave, per year. Ohio is an important state in any national election, and this could be a start of a multi-state effort. [More]
SHRM Member Advocacy

Advancing the Profession in State Capitals
Last month, hundreds of HR professionals from across the nation met with their state lawmakers to advance HR concerns and interests. Legislative advocacy days took place in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Texas.  [More]
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