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Regulatory Affairs

SHRM Member Testifies on Balancing Work and Family
SHRM member Cornelia Gamlem testified on behalf of the Society on May 23 at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) public hearing on "Achieving Work/Family Balance: Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities." [More]
Phased Retirement Becomes a Reality
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued final rules on flexible retirement arrangements that permit employees approaching normal retirement age to reduce the number of hours worked or work in a different capacity. SHRM submitted advice to the IRS in February 2005 and April 2007 on how Phased Retirement should be implemented. [More]
Federal Affairs

Federal Minimum Wage Increase Becomes Law
President Bush signed into law an increase in the Federal minimum wage on Friday, May 25. This is the first time in a decade that the minimum wage has been raise. The wage increase was added to the most recent Iraq war funding bill. [More]
Member Advocacy

SHRM York and Dulles Chapters Go To Capitol Hill
During the month of May, members from SHRM's York- Pennsylvania Chapter and the Dulles - Virginia Chapter participated in Day Inside the Beltway events in Washington, DC. [More]
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