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Union Organizing

NLRB Poster Rule Suspended Pending Further Review by the Judicial Branch
April 30 was scheduled to be the effective date for two noteworthy National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rulemakings. But few things are ever settled in Washington. [ More

FMLA Developments

DOL Extends Comment Period on Proposed FMLA Rule Changes
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced in the Feb. 16 Federal Register that it has extended the deadline for comments on the most recent proposed changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) implementing rules from April 16 to April 30, 2012. This is good news for SHRM members who would like to submit their own comments to DOL about the proposal. So far, almost 350 SHRM members have submitted comments to DOL. [ More

State Update — Nebraska

SHRM Nebraska Strong Backer of New Reference Immunity Law
After 14 years of effort, employers in Nebraska finally achieved victory when Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed into law Legislative Bill 959, which provides certain protections to employers that provide job references. Consequently, Nebraska now joins some 35 other states that provide various forms of statutory immunity to employers providing references. From the inception of this endeavor over a decade ago, members of the Nebraska SHRM State Council drove the process that produced this important law. [ More ]

Workplace Flexibility

When Work Works Update
This week When Work Works visits another 2012 target state, Arizona, with a program at the Valley of the Sun Human Resource Association (VSHRA). When Work Works has had a strong presence in the state for several years under the leadership of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, the initiative’s community partner. The VSHRA event provides an ideal opportunity to discuss the business benefits of workplace flexibility with Phoenix area HR professionals and build additional support for the initiative in the state. [ More ]

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