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Health Care Reform

Key Senate Committee Completes Action
This week, the Senate Finance Committee advanced its version of a health reform bill by a vote of 14 – 9.  This is the fifth and final committee with jurisdiction over health care issues to finish committee deliberations on such legislation. [ More ]

Employment Arbitration

Democrats Target Pre-dispute Arbitration in Employment
On Wednesday, October 7, 2009, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to scrutinize the practice of dispute-related employment arbitration. More ]

ADEA Developments
Supreme Court’s Gross Decision Under Review in Congress
On October 6, Congressman George Miller (D-CA) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), the respective chairmen of the House and Senate labor committees, introduced the “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (H.R. 3721/ S. 1756). [ More ]

Member Advocacy

SHRM Hosts Tampa Chapter for a Day Inside the Beltway
Representative of a growing trend in SHRM’s Member Advocacy activities, members of the HR Tampa Chapter traveled to Washington for a day of Capitol Hill meetings last week. [ More ]

Employee Verification

Congress Set to Extend E-Verify until 2012
On Thursday, October 15, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a FY 2010 spending bill for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that included funding for E-Verify through September 2012. [ More ]

2010 SHRM Legislative Conference

SHRM’s Employment Law and Legislative Conference Fast Approaching!
Your elected officials are starting to plan for 2010.  Shouldn’t you?  SHRM’s annual Employment Law and Legislative Conference is scheduled for March 17 – 19 in Washington, DC.  Next year’s list of speakers, events and experiences will be SHRM’s best and most impressive yet.  [ More ]


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