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State of the Union

HR Issues Front and Center in President’s Address to the Nation
In his first official State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to enact a new jobs bill and to make the economy and job creation his top priorities in 2010.  He also said he would work to restore fiscal responsibility to government. [ More ]

Political Power Shifts in the Senate
The election of Scott Brown (R) in Massachusetts to the Senate seat once held by the late-Senator Ted Kennedy has seriously impacted the outlook for the Obama Administration’s legislative agenda – and the Democrats’ majority hold on the Senate. [ More ]

Tax Credit for New Hires May Gain Steam
In his State of the Union address on January 27, President Obama firmly announced his support for legislation to provide a tax credit for companies that hire additional employees. [ More ]

Social Media Developments

SHRM Sponsors HR Twitter Event 
What coffee houses were for networking professionals ten years ago, Facebook and Twitter may be today.  On Wednesday, January 27, SHRM joined with SmartBrief and to welcome HR professionals, recruiters and managers to a happy hour “Tweet-up” at a restaurant in downtown Washington D.C.  [ More ]

2010 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

An Opportunity To Be Heard and Seen 
If you read or listened to President Obama’s State of the Union address this week, you know that HR-related issues will be the prime focus of his agenda.  [ More ]


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