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Federal Affairs

Union Balloting Could Go Public
New legislation in the House of Representatives could eliminate the American workers' right to cast private ballots in union-organizing elections. [More]
SHRM Member Expresses Support and Recommendations For Genetic Discrimination Bill
SHRM reiterated its strong stance against genetic discrimination in employment at a Jan.30 hearing before the House Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Capitol Hill. [More]
Regulatory Affairs

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the FMLA
Have you ever struggled to administer the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in your workplace? At a time when the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking suggestions on how to improve FMLA, Congress may soon consider legislation to expand the Act to require paid leave. [More]
Are Employees Asking You For Investment Advice?
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) may be about to offer HR professionals some help. DOL has asked for comments on how to implement the portion of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) that allows an employer to offer investment advice to employees without running afoul of ERISA's prohibited transaction rules—provided that advice includes using a flat-fee arrangement or a certified computer model. [More]
Purchaser's Guide to Value-Driven Health Care
Do you want to help reign-in your company's health care costs while maintaining the quality of care your employees have come to expect? [More]
State Affairs

States Push Fed's 'Basic Pilot' Immigration Program
While Congress continues to ponder what to do about immigration reform, states are moving forward with  their own plans. Unfortunately, many of these state bills would require employers to verify new employees by using the federal government's "Basic Pilot" system. [More]
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