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Employment and Labor

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This portion of the Issues section provides information on public policy issues that are being considered in Congress that would impact general Employment and Labor law. To view the full text of the items referenced below, click on the hyperlinked titles below.

Recent SHRM Congressional Testimony

House Education and Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing - “Improving the Federal Wage and Hour Regulatory Structure” (July 23, 2014)
SHRM Member, Nancy McKeague Testimony

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearing – “Economic Security for Working Women: A Roundtable Discussion” (May 20, 2014)
SHRM Member Gayle Troy Testimony

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Debarment Amendments
SHRM’s Opposition Letter - House Energy and Water Appropriations bill - amendment to debar federal contractors  (July 9, 2014)
SHRM’s Opposition Letter – House Financial Services Appropriations bill - amendment to debar federal contractors  (July 15, 2014)

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
SHRM’s support letter to House Education and Workforce Committee on NLRB bills (HR 4320 and HR 4321) (April 8, 2014)

Workforce Development Legislation
SHRM Supports workforce bill in U.S. Senate (June 11, 2014) 
SHRM Supports workforce bill in U.S. House (July 7, 2014)
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Fact Sheet for SHRM Members (NEW)

November 20, 2014 SHRM Hill Day
Fact Sheet - Changes to FLSA Overtime Regulations
Fact Sheet - Debarment of Employers with FLSA Violations

Listed below are the landmark federal statutes in employment and labor law. For background information on any of these statutes, click on the names below.


 Staff Contact

For additional information on any of the issues listed on this page, please contact Kelly Hastings, Senior Advisor, Government Relations.

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