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Agencies Seek Comments on Proposed Mental Health Parity Rule
Back in February, three federal agencies issued an interim final rule and sought comments on the implementation of the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Public Law 110-343).  The interim rule outlines “parity” in aggregate lifetime and annual dollar limits, and incorporates new parity standards for health plans.  [ More ]

Health Care Reform Implementation Begins  
As HR professionals nationwide analyze the scope and breadth of the recently-enacted health care reform law, the focus now turns to how the new law is to be implemented.  [ More ]

Workplace Flexibility

SHRM Joins Discussion on Workplace Flexibility 
On May 13, Mike Aitken, SHRM’s Director of Government Affairs, joined other work-life policy experts to discuss “What’s Next?” for workplace flexibility public policy.  [ More ]

Age Discrimination

Congress Considers Legislation to Rebut the Supreme Court Ruling in Gross  
To Last week, the House Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee and the full Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee each held hearings to examine the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA), H.R. 3721/S. 1756).  [ More ] 

Credit Checks

House Examines Use of Credit Information in Employment   
The House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing on the “Use of Credit Information Beyond Lending: Issues and Reform Proposals” on Wednesday, May 12.  [ More ]

2010 Annual Meeting Update

Military Is Special Focus at SHRM Annual Conference 
SHRM has added a special event to kick-off this year’s Annual Conference in San Diego.  A pre-conference program titled, Military Veterans: Transitioning Skills to the New Economy, will be held at the San Diego Convention Center on June 26 - 27, prior to the start of the 2010 conference.
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SHRM Exposure Among Policy-Makers and Opinion Leaders

SHRM Hosts Forum on the State of the Workforce  
By On May 12, SHRM was the exclusive sponsor of an event with the CQ-Roll Call Group titled “The State of the Workforce in the New Economy.”  SHRM’s president and CEO Lon O’Neil opened and closed the program, which was the first of a number of policy discussions planned for 2010.  [ More ]

SHRM Congressional Connection Poll 
Next week, SHRM begins its sponsorship of the first-ever SHRM Congressional Connection Poll.  The poll, which will examine the degree to which Americans feel connected to specific public policy issues, is being conducted by The National Journal, a widely-read weekly magazine popular with Members of Congress and their staffs, government officials, lobbyists, association and think tank leaders, and journalists.  [ More ]

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