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Capitol Hill Update

NLRB Actions Raise the Ire of GOP Legislators
Last month, President Obama appointed three new members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) bypassing the Senate confirmation process. These three members were given recess appointments to the NLRB, despite the fact that the Senate was not in recess. [ More ]

Regulatory Developments

A Confusing Week for Regulatory Activity
Last week, the Obama Administration announced plans to issue regulations implementing changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) enacted into law back in 2008, extended the comment period on a proposal altering federal contractor affirmative action requirements under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and withdrew a proposal requiring organizations doing business with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to certify they are in compliance with all workplace statutes. [ More

2012 Employment Law and Legislative Conference

Stellar Lineup on Tap for This Year’s Event
This year’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 4 – 7, is shaping up to be one of our best ones yet.  In addition to our lineup of keynote speakers and nearly 30 concurrent sessions on employment law and legislative topics, we’ve confirmed a bipartisan lineup of leadership from Congress to speak throughout the conference. [ More ]

Workplace Flexibility

When Work Works - Update
The second month of the When Work Works (WWW) roll-out to SHRM State Councils and Chapters continues with a visit to the Ocean State on February 29, 2012.  In Rhode Island, current WWW community partner, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, is holding a joint workplace flexibility program with the Rhode Island State Council of SHRM.  This is a great example of how SHRM State Councils or Chapters can collaborate to promote effective and flexible workplaces in their state or community! More information on this nation-wide effort can be found at [ More ]

Veterans' Employment

Maryland SHRM Signs Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve
During its Jan. 31 Day in Annapolis, where members of MD SHRM traveled to the state capital to discuss HR issues with members of the Maryland General Assembly, William Hensel, Executive Director of the Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), announced that Christine V. Walters, Director-Elect of Maryland SHRM, had signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. [ More ]

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