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Capitol Hill Update

Congress Reconvenes; Outlook for Remainder of 2013
Congress reconvened in Washington, D.C., this week. Lawmakers now face a myriad of pending legislative issues and an unexpected debate over whether to authorize the use of military force in Syria. Against this backdrop, Congress will immediately turn its attention to a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund federal agencies in the 2014 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Keeping the fiscal drumbeat going, Congress will also need to address raising the U.S. Debt limit by mid-Oct. Thereafter, lawmakers will likely turn their attention to immigration and tax reform, which will have implications for the HR sector. [ More ]

Veterans' Hiring 

Tax Credits for Veterans' Hiring Set to Expire in December
Under current law, the tax credits Congress designed to encourage employers to hire military veterans are effective only for hiring completed in 2013. Therefore, to take advantage of this incentive, companies must complete the hiring process by the end of the year. Although Congress could extend these credits into 2014 or make them permanent, it is not certain that it will do either. [ More ]

OFCCP Developments

OFCCP Issues New Rules on Affirmative Action
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its long-awaited revision of the rules covering nondiscrimination and affirmative action for individuals with disabilities, under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and protected veterans, under the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act. [ More ]

SHRM Annual Conference On Demand

2013 SHRM Annual Conference On Demand – Employment Law & Legislative Sessions
Learn about the latest legislative, regulatory and judicial issues that will impact the HR profession from the comfort of your own desk. View sessions online while earning up to 20 recertification credits. [ More ]  

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