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Capitol Hill Update

FLSA is Outdated for Today’s Workplace Flexibility Needs
On July 14, SHRM member Nobumichi Hara, Senior Vice President of Human Capital for Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona, testified before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections during a congressional hearing about the relevance of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to today’s information-based economy.  [ More ]

SHRM Weighs in on Supreme Court’s ‘Wal-Mart’ Decision
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Wal-Mart  Stores Inc. v. Dukes was appropriate, SHRM has told a key U.S. Senate committee.  [ More ]

Regulatory Developments

Obama Administration Proposes Two Landmark Labor Rules
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have each issued a proposed rule that would significantly change collective bargaining rules on labor union matters.  [ More ]

Member Advocacy

A-Team Promotes Additional Advocacy Captains
In consultation with SHRM’s regional team and other SHRM volunteer leaders, the Government Affair team has announced the selection of additional Advocacy Captains for the Society’s local Advocacy Team (“A-Team”) initiative.  As a critical link within the A-Team structure, each Advocacy Captain is an HR practitioner who has volunteered to serve as the point of contact and team leader for SHRM’s public policy efforts in his or her congressional district.  [ More ]

A-Team Announces Calendar of Special Events
Interested in learning more about the Society’s public-policy efforts, or about joining the SHRM Advocacy Team (A-Team)? You can do that from the comfort of your own home or workspace.  The A-Team offers educational webcasts on the third Thursday of every month, at 4:00 pm ET. They cover an array of member-advocacy topics.  [ More ]

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