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Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform Fails Again
This week, the U.S. Senate again decided not to continue debate on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, S. 1639. This was the second failed attempt in less than a month to get the necessary 60 votes to "invoke cloture" and move to a final vote within a limited time period. [More]
FMLA Developments

U.S. Labor Department Releases Report on FMLA
The long wait is part. After months of reviewing thousands of comments, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Report on the Department's Request for Information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In response to the report, SHRM urged DOL to take swift action to resolve contradictory regulations and opinions that threaten fair implementation of the FMLA. [More]
Union Elections 

SHRM Member Advocacy Helps Defeat "Card Check" Organizing Bill
After SHRM members flooded Congress with more than 9,200 letters, the U.S. Senate voted not to consider H.R. 800, the Employee Free Choice Act. This decision means that the bill is not likely to be debated in the Senate for the remainder of 2007. [More]
Pay Discrimination

House Committee Moves to Reverse Pay Discrimination Decision
A change to pay discrimination claims is gaining support. On June 27, the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee approved a bill to change the current statute of limitations on pay discrimination claims that can be brought by employees. By a party-line vote of 25 to 20, the Committee passed H.R. 2831, the "Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act," which is intended to overrule the recent Supreme Court decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. [More]
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