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SHRM HR Issues Update


Pay Discrimination

Obama Signs Pay Discrimination Bill
The Obama Administration has begun in much the same way the Clinton Administration did 16 years ago – with the signing of a new workplace law.  For Clinton, it was the Family and Medical Leave Act.  For Obama, it was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. [ More ]

Member Advocacy

SHRM Launches EFCA Alert and HR Advocacy Questionnaire 
In back-to-back notices to the SHRM membership this week, the Government Affairs staff distributed the HR Advocacy Questionnaire and an HR Voice action alert on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). [ More ]

Federal Contracting

President Obama Signs 3 Orders Impacting Federal Contractors
On Friday, January 30, 2009, President Barack Obama issued three executive orders making significant changes to federal contracting procedures.  Each of the executive orders will apply to contracts solicited AFTER  new regulations are published in the Federal Register. [ More ]

Member Recognition

SHRM’s “Economic Stimulus Prize” Winner Honored by Arkansas Governor
On Wednesday, February 4, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe and Arkansas State University Chancellor, Dr. Eugene McKay, joined SHRM executives in congratulating Todd Hunter on his selection as one of SHRM’s 15 “Economic Stimulus Prize” winners.  The idea for the Prize was initiated at the end of last year to honor SHRM members who have implemented innovative HR strategies to help their organizations confront the current economic downturn. [ More ]

Employment Verification

Implementation of New I-9 Form Delayed
As reported in the January 16 issue of the HR Issues Update, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had planned to release an updated version of Form I-9. [ More ]

2009 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

This Year’s SHRM Legislative Conference Nearly Sold Out
There’s a lot happening in Washington … and it’s happening fast!  You need to help your organization be prepared by attending SHRM’s 2009 Employment Law & Legislative Conference in March  --  but only a few spots remain available. [ More ]

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