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November Elections

SHRM’s Post-Election Outlook and What the Results Mean for HR
Election Day 2012 is now in the history books. President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term in office, Republicans retained control of the House, and Democrats increased their majority in the Senate by two seats. What’s that mean for HR in the upcoming debate on the fiscal cliff and the 113th Congress? Click HERE to download SHRM’s Post-Election Outlook on what the results mean for HR and workplace issues!

Washington Update

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Hangs Over Washington
Following its Thanksgiving break, Congress returned to Washington this week and the impending “fiscal cliff” continued to dominate the political discussions on Capitol Hill. [ More ]

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Case that SHRM Filed as Amicus
On Monday, Nov. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Vance v. Ball State. In this case, the court was asked to define who is a “supervisor” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The definition is important to HR professionals, because employers can be held vicariously liable for damages in cases in which a supervisor harasses a subordinate because the supervisor is viewed as an agent of the employer. If the harasser is a mere co-worker, the victim, in order to prevail, has to show that the employer was negligent in following up on complaints. [ More ]

Workplace Flexibility

When Work Works Update
As we inch closer to the end of 2012, When Work Works outreach in this year’s target states is winding down with final visits this week to three Missouri SHRM chapters as well as a Dec. 6 Strategic Leadership for HR Professionals Seminar in Memphis, Tenn. [ More ]

SHRM Staffing Developments

Government Affairs Team Adds Two Key Players
Recently, the SHRM Government Affairs Team added two seasoned professionals to its lineup to enhance the Society’s Workplace Flexibility and Advocacy Team (A-Team) initiatives. [ More ]

2012 SHRM Leadership Conference

Volunteer Leaders Take Their Case to Capitol Hill
On Nov. 15, in conjunction with the 2012 Leadership Conference, nearly 375 SHRM members trekked from the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in Maryland to Capitol Hill to meet with their senators and representatives to discuss the impending “fiscal cliff” and what it means for HR practitioners. [ More ]

2013 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference

A Presidential Second Term and a New Congress: What It All Means for HR
Prepare for what’s ahead. Manage employer risk. Stay in compliance. These are the themes of SHRM’s upcoming Employment Law & Legislative Conference, which will be held March 10-13, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. [ More ]

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