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Health Care Reform

Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus Releases Long-Awaited Health Reform Plan
After months of intense negotiations, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) officially released his plan (America's Healthy Future Act of 2009) to overhaul the nation’s health care system.  [ More ]

Labor - Management Relations

Is There a "Deal or No Deal" on EFCA?
Since Congress returned to work earlier this month, there have been rumors circulating that a “deal” may be in the works to reach a compromise on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), H.R. 1409 and S. 560. More ]

Legal and Regulatory Update

Recent Presidential Executive Orders Will Have a Direct Impact on HR
One of the many powers bestowed on the Office of the President is the right to issue what are known as “executive orders.”  These orders, which in many instances carry the weight of law, usually instruct federal agencies on ways to implement existing laws. 

Two such orders, one issued by then-President George W. Bush and the other by President Barack Obama, will have a direct impact on the day-to-day duties of many HR professionals.  [ More ]

 Increasing SHRM Visibility and Influence

SHRM Meetings in Washington
The week of September 14 - 18 was a busy one for the SHRM Government Affairs team as they continued to raise SHRM’s visibility with key policy-makers and the people who influence them. [ More ]

H1N1 Flu Update

SHRM Partners with Federal Health Agencies on H1N1 Conference
SHRM is joining the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) to sponsor the 2009 Keeping the World Working During the H1N1 Pandemic: Protecting Employee Health, Critical Operations, and Customer Relations Summiton September 22 - 23, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN. [ More ]

Member Advocacy

Alabama State Council Members Visit Capitol Hill – Take 2
For the second time in 2009, representatives from the Alabama State Council traveled to Washington, DC this week to meet with their state’s legislators.  [ More ]


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