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Health Care Reform

Key Senate Chairman Unveils Health Care Reform Plan
A key member of the U.S. Senate has released his blueprint on how to reform the nation's health care system. Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) issued his "Call To Action," which outlines a comprehensive reform plan designed to provide universal access to high quality, affordable health care coverage. [ More ]  

Family and Medical Leave Act

FMLA Regulatory Update - New Resources Available! 
On SHRM is pleased to announce the availability of new resources to help our members understand and implement the final, revised rules for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The new rules were issued on November 17, 2008, by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). [ More ]  

Unemployment Compensation

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Extended through 2009
In an effort to alleviate the financial strain many unemployed Americans are experiencing as a result of the economic downturn, Congress recently passed and President Bush signed into law the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008. [ More ]

Election 2008

Transition Underway in Washington
As the end of the year approaches, Washington is abuzz. Congress is trying to complete work on an aid package for the three U.S. automakers before adjourning for the year, and President-elect Barack Obama is moving swiftly to name his Cabinet and senior staff. [ More ]


SHRM Hosts Webcast on Federal Contractor Rules 
Beginning January 15, 2009, all federal contractors will be required to use an online system to verify the work authorization of all new hires and existing employees assigned to certain federal contracts. The Society for Human Resource Management and the American Council on International Personnel is presenting a free webcast exploring the issues related to this new rule. [ More ]

2009 Legislative Conference

What Change in Washington Will Mean for You in 2009

Now is the time to reserve your spot at the 2009 Employment Law and Legislative Conference in Washington, DC from March 9 - 11, 2009 [ More ]

Economic Stimulus Competition

"HR Confronts the Downturn" - Your Chance to Win $1,000
SHRM wants to recognize HR's efforts to confront the economic downturn. The Society is offering $1,000 to each of the 10 SHRM members who submits the best examples of programs or strategies they and their HR departments are implementing in response to the current economic conditions. [ More ]


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