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HR Issues Update
 

   1/7/2011
 

 

Employer-Provided Educational Assistance
Obama Signs Tax Bill, Extending Section 127 Benefits for Two Years
 

On Friday, December 17, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4853), which was one of a handful of measures which passed the 111th Congress during its lame-duck session.  [ More
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Capitol Hill Update

112th Congress Convenes
On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, the 112th Congress officially convened when the U.S. House of Representatives was gaveled to order by the new Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).  At the same time, on the other side of the Capitol, Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to 13 new members of the United States Senate.  [ More ]

111th Congress Concludes with an Eventful Lame-Duck Session
On December 22, 2010, the 111th Congress came to an official close.  While most lame-duck (post-election) congressional sessions live up to their name, the post-November 2010 election session was among one of the most active.  [ More ]

NLRB Developments

National Labor Relations Board Issues Proposed Rule Requiring Employers to Post Notice
In late December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or “the Board”) issued a proposed rule requiring employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to post notices informing their employees of their rights under the NLRA.  The Board has given the public until February 22, 2011 to review the proposal and provide comments to it.  [ More ]

SHRM A-Team

Grassroots Advocacy Team Taking Shape
SHRM’s Government Affairs department launched a new member advocacy initiative in 2010.  Referred to as the Advocacy Team (or A-Team), this member-involvement program seeks to establish a SHRM advocacy leader in each of the 435 congressional districts throughout the country.  [ More ]

SHRM’s 2011 Legislative Conference

'You Can't Know the Players Without a Program!'
SHRM’s 2011 Employment Law and Legislative Conference in Washington, DC is the place to be on March 14 - 16, 2011 – to learn, discuss, network and connect with important American workplace experts. 
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