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Supreme Court Developments

New Haven Firefighter Case Likely to be Showcased During Supreme Court Nominee Confirmation Hearing
What do SHRM and Obama Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor have in common?  A case, currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, entitled Ricci v. DeStafano. More]

SHRM Files Brief Asking Supreme Court to Interpret Labor-Management Relations Act
On Friday, May 22, 2009, SHRM and the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center (NFIB) submitted a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case Adcock vs. Freightliner LLC.  SHRM and NFIB believe that Supreme Court review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s interpretation of section 302 of the Labor-Management Relations Act (LMRA) is necessary to ensure fairness in union organizing campaigns. [ More ]

Domestic Partner Benefits
Legislation Targets Tax Treatment of Health Care Benefits

On Thursday, May 21, 2009, legislation was introduced in both chambers of Congress to remedy the tax inequity incurred by employees who receive a domestic partner benefit. More ]

Leave Policy

SHRM Advances Workplace Flexibility on “Fox & Friends”  
On Friday May 22, 2009 Government Affairs Director Mike Aitken appeared on ”Fox & Friends” promoting SHRM’s new public policy initiative on Workplace Flexibility, which was announced publicly two weeks ago.  “Fox & Friends” has more than 1 million viewers nationwide and the largest morning cable show audience, particularly among policymakers and opinion leaders in Washington, DC.  To watch the 5-minute video, click HERE. 

To read more about SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility proposal, click HERE.


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