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HR Issues Update
 

   6/17/2011
 

Employment Verification

Mandatory E-Verify Proposed in U.S. House of Representatives
On June 15, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held an important hearing on legislation to require nearly all U.S. employers to sign up and use the federal government’s employment verification system, E-Verify. The focus of the subcommittee hearing was H.R. 2164, a bill titled the Legal Workforce Act, which was introduced on June 14 by House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas).  [ More ]

Workplace Flexibility

SHRM Facilitates Meeting with GSA Official
SHRM’s leadership on the workplace flexibility issue continues to attract attention. On June 8, at the request of the White House, SHRM brought together senior HR executives in San Francisco for a discussion with Martha Johnson, administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA).  [ More ]

In the States

HR Legislative Activity Alive and Well in State Capitols
This year is shaping up to be one of the most active years for HR public policy on the state level. Already, numerous workplace measures across the country have become law, and many others are progressing down the road to enactment As a result, HR professionals who in past years have focused their attention on Washington need to also be wary of workplace legislation coming from their state capitols.  [ More ]

Public Policy Webcast

Steps to Building and Implementing Comprehensive and Effective Workplace Flexibility
June 22, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET (90 minutes)

While increasing numbers of businesses recognize that workplace flexibility can be a powerful tool to recruit, retain and engage employees, implementing it is not always easy. This webinar explores how to overcome common stumbling blocks to make flexibility really work within your organization to achieve business results. Leaders from three prominent, nationally recognized companies that have won the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility will share their expertise and lessons learned for implementing flexibility in different work environments.  [ More ] 

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