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On May 15, SHRM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce jointly hosted a state and local workplace policy event in Washington, D.C., titled Employment Issues Beyond the Beltway. The program included sessions on paid leave, immigration reform and minimum wage/living wage proposals in state legislatures and city councils across the country.  

The event featured three key SHRM legislative volunteer leaders as panelists on each issue. Colleen Parker Denston of Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md., shared her insights on the paid leave initiative considered in Maryland this year; Cindy Butler of Butler & Associates in Jamestown, R.I., discussed Rhode Island's experience with immigration reform and a former governor's executive order mandating use of the E-Verify program for employment verification purposes; and Jonathan Segal of Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia, Pa., shared his perspective on efforts across the country to increase the minimum wage and/or legislate living wage initiatives in certain localities.

To view an archived video recording of the event, please click HERE.

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