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Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Sold Out SHRM Conference Kicks Off on Monday
As we go to print, SHRM is preparing for an exciting and informative Employment Law & Legislative Conference, beginning on Monday, March 9. [ More ]

Labor Law Reform

Employee Free Choice Act Introduction Appears Imminent!
The gossip among Beltway insiders is that the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) could be introduced in both the House and Senate next week. [ More ]

Regulatory Developments

SHRM Testifies Before EEOC on Implementation of Genetics Law
On Wednesday, February 25, 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting to present its proposed rule implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  Title II governs employment discrimination based on genetic information. [ More ]

ADEA Update

SHRM Files Amicus Brief in Age Discrimination Case
On March 4, 2009, SHRM filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., in support of the employer.  The question before the Court is whether a plaintiff alleging discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) must present “direct evidence” of the discrimination in order to shift the burden of proof to the employer. [ More ]


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