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SHRM HR Issues Update



Health Care Developments

Several Reform Rules Being Issued
Recently, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the IRS have invited public comment on several implementation rules for the health care reform law.  [ More ]

Federal Agency News

Changes to Social Security Numbers Coming
A change is coming in the way the government issues Social Security numbers.  Starting in June 2011, numbers will be issued randomly, not linked to the address of the applicant.  The action is designed to reduce identity theft and increase available numbers.  [ More ]

Member Advocacy

‘A-Team’ Getting Ready to Roll
Our local advocacy initiative — the 'A Team' — is getting ready to roll.  The first in a series of information/training sessions was held Aug. 31 in Orlando, in conjunction with the HR Florida 2010 Conference.  Other sessions have been held Sept. 9 in Brewer, Maine, and Sept. 14 in Saratoga Springs, New York.  
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Workplace Flexibility

National Campaign on Workplace Flexibility Continues to Grow
As a member of the Partner Coalition on Workplace Flexibility, SHRM congratulates the latest organizations that followed the recommendations of their HR professionals and signed the Statement of Support for Workplace Flexibility.  They are Ryan, Inc., Ovation Networks, Inc., and the United Way of King County.  They join more than 20 other organizations in recognizing the value that flexible workplaces offer to employers and employees alike.
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Employee Benefits Update

DOL Speaks: 2010 Employee Benefits
SHRM is co-sponsoring the annual employee benefits conference held by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on Sept. 20 - 21 in Washington, D.C.  The event focuses on the latest developments in benefits, including regulatory, legislative, and fiduciary obligations. 
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Washington Update
Congress Returns to Washington as Mid-Term Elections Loom
The annual congressional summer recess is now over; members of Congress returned to work on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Sept. 14.  [ More

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