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Immigration Reform

Bipartisan Immigration Proposal Is Unveiled...with Mixed Reviews
This week, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and John Kyl (R-AZ) and supported by the Bush Administration, released a comprehensive proposal for immigration reform. While this proposal helps move the immigration debate, SHRM has serious concerns about several issues including the employment verification provision. [More]
State Developments

A Snapshot of Select State Legislative Activities
As the Memorial Day holiday draws near, nearly half of the nation's state legislative sessions have come to a close. Yet, hot issues such as employee leave, health care and immigration are still being debated in some states. Here is a snapshot of states and issues to watch. [More]
Employee Classification

SHRM Helps Define "Supervisor"
How does your organization define "supervisor"? SHRM tried to help answer that question at a May 8 congressional hearing on the proper classification of a "supervisor" under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The impetus for the hearing was a series of three decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in late 2006, nicknamed the "Kentucky River Trilogy," which expanded the definition of "supervisor." Under the NLRA, a supervisor is ineligible to join a union. [More]
Background Checks

New Background Checks for Chemical Workers
In an effort to better safeguard America's chemical plants, some workers will be subjected to a higher level of scrutiny. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued an interim final rule, which requires employers to conduct background checks of current and future employees and contractors that have unescorted access of the facilities. [More]
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