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Workplace Flexibility

2013 Sloan Award Winners Just Released!
The survey data has been analyzed and the numbers have been crunched, which means … drum roll, please… SHRM and the Families and Work Institute (FWI) can reveal the nearly 300 employers who have won the prestigious 2013 Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility! [ More ]

NLRB Developments

Senate Confirms Labor Officials
The Days before the Senate adjourned for the month-long August recess, the chamber moved to confirm several key Obama appointments as part of a deal to avoid one of the most sweeping procedural changes in Senate history. Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to vote on several long-awaited confirmations as part of a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to avoid Senate rule changes limiting the minority's right to filibuster executive branch nominations. [ More ]

‘Worker Centers’ Generating More Controversy
On July 23, two senior House Republicans issued President Obama’s freshly confirmed Labor Secretary an ultimatum on an increasingly contentious issue – ‘worker centers.’ Some claim worker centers are non-profit worker training centers while others claim they are labor unions operating outside of federal law. [ More ]

Member Advocacy

Immigration Reform Takes Center Stage during August Recess Congress has adjourned for a month-long recess. During this time, lawmakers and many of their staff will work from their respective congressional district and state offices – presenting a unique opportunity for HR practitioners to interact personally with their elected officials. Congress will be in recess until September 9. [ More ]

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