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Veterans’ Employment

SHRM Interim President and CEO Testifies on “Putting American’s Veterans Back to Work”
On June 1, SHRM Interim President and CEO Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, CPA, testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs during a hearing titled, “Putting America’s Veterans Back to Work.”  [ More ]

Employment Verification

High Court Affirms State E-Verify Laws
On May 26, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-3 that states have the right to enforce mandatory E-Verify statutes tied to the issuance of state business licenses. The case was Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America v. Whiting.  The decision concludes a four-year battle over an Arizona law, called the “Legal Arizona Workers Act.” It will likely inspire more states to enact similar mandates that employers participate in E-Verify.  [ More ]

Member Advocacy

York SHRM Members Discuss E-Verify/NLRB Posting Proposal on the Hill
On May 18, members from York SHRM of Pennsylvania traveled to Capitol Hill for meetings with their elected officials. They discussed two important HR issues—the shortcomings of the federal E-Verify system, and a December 2010 proposal by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that would require employers to post a notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  [ More ]

Public Policy Webcast

What You Need to Know Now About New FLSA Rules
June 7, 2 p.m. ET (90 minutes)

Last month, a new regulation made changes to implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal law that establishes the wage, overtime and recordkeeping guidelines for most U.S. employers. Changes include how employers handle fluctuating workweek compensation programs and tip credits.  On June 7, SHRM is hosting a webcast to provide an in-depth explanation of these revisions and how employers can minimize their risk. Featured speakers are Littler Mendelson attorneys Tammy McCutchen (formerly administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division) and Daniel Thieme.  [ More ] 

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