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SHRM HR Issues Update
 

   4/20/2007
 

Domestic Violence

SHRM Member Testifies on Domestic Violence in the Workplace

SHRM member Ms. Sue K. Willman testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety this week on the issue of domestic violence in the workplace.  A survivor of domestic violence, Willman described employers' ongoing efforts to respond to workplace violence. [More]

Workplace Safety

Workplace Weapons Bills Scuttled in Florida and Georgia

In the aftermath of the shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech University and the active opposition voiced by SHRM members to their state lawmakers, workplace weapons legislation in Florida and Georgia appears doomed for this year. [More]

DOL/SHRM Partnership

SHRM Promotes Employment of Persons with Disabilities

In an ongoing commitment to encourage the employment of persons with disabilities, SHRM hosted the U.S. Department of Labor's
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)third annual Circle of Champions meeting.  The Circle of Champions is a distinguished group of businesses that have received the Secretary of Labor's "New Freedom Initiative Award" for innovative efforts to recruit, hire and promote people with disabilities. [More]

Pension Regulations

SHRM Comments on "Phased Retirement"

SHRM submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service on proposed rules that would govern "phased retirement."  As part of the newly-enacted Pension Protection Act (P.L. 109-280), the Treasury Department requested the public's views.  [More]

Member Advocacy

SHRM Georgia Chapters Host "Day Inside the District"

Local advocacy is alive and well in the Peach State! Thanks to SHRM's volunteer leaders, Georgia's politicians have "HR on their minds." This month, the SHRM - Columbus Area  and Foothills of Georgiachapters hosted two Day Inside the Districtevents where SHRM members met with elected officials to discuss HR public policy issues pending in the U.S. Congress and in the General Assembly. [More]

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