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SHRM HR Issues Update
 

   6/26/2009
 

Health Care Reform

Congress and the White House Encounter Challenges
As thousands of HR professionals travel to the “Big Easy” for SHRM’s 61st Annual Conference & Exposition, Congress is finding there is nothing “easy” about health care reform.  More ]


SHRM Raises HR’s Profile in Health Care Debate

While many powerful groups are leading the debate over health care reform (including doctors, hospitals, insurers and pharmaceutical companies), SHRM is positioning itself to be the authority on “wellness and prevention” – a key component announced by President Obama this week.   More ]


Upcoming Webcast on Health Care Reform

Back to the Future: Health Care Reform 15 Years Later
Webcast:  July 14, 2009 2 PM (ET)
  
President Barack Obama has stated that the key to economic recovery is reforming our nation’s health care delivery system.  Key congressional committees are working on plans to overhaul all or portions of the system, which could mean significant changes for human resource professionals and their organizations. [ More ]


Labor Law Legislation

“Card Check” is Stalled, But Still Alive  
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) remains the most high-profile labor relations legislation pending in Congress.  The legislation (H.R. 1409 / S. 560), also known as the “card check bill,” would dramatically change the rules to unionize an organization’s workforce.  [ More ]


Retirement Security

House Committee Approves Investment Protections
On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, the House Education and Labor Committee approved H.R. 2989, the 401(k) Fair Disclosure and Pension Security Act of 2009 by a vote of 29 to 17.  [ More ]

Supreme Court Decision

Important Ruling for Employers in ADEA Case   
On June 18, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., a case brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).   [ More ]

E-Learning Opportunity

NEW!  Workplace Harassment Training  

Prevent Discrimination Claims with SHRM e-Learning Courses

EEOC claims are at a record high.  As a result, mandatory training laws are on the rise.  Now is the time to take a closer look at your harassment prevention training programs.  Many programs that are being marketed are non-compliant and actually create legal risk.

To learn more about Workplace Harassment Training, click HERE.

 

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