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Capitol Hill Update

Is ‘EFCA Lite’ on Tap in Washington?
Labor issues are heating up again in Washington. Oddly, however, the action is more evident in federal agencies than on Capitol Hill.  [ More ]

House Reacts to NLRB Boeing Charge
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote later this week on H.R. 2587, the “Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act.”  The bill would curb the National Labor Relations Board’s authority to inhibit employers from relocating or transferring employees.  [ More ]

Clock Ticking as Debt Limit Deadline Nears
After weeks of private meetings with President Obama, both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill have been unable to broker a deal to raise the $14.3 trillion U.S. debt ceiling.  [ More ]

Regulatory Developments

EEOC Explores Changes on Employer Use of Criminal Background Checks
On July 26, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a hearing to examine the use of arrest and conviction records as a barrier to employment.  SHRM’s research on employer use of criminal background checks was cited by one of the panelists as an illustration of how HR professionals grapple with making good hiring decisions while maintaining safety in the workplace.  [ More ]

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