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Washington Update

8 AM (ET) TOMORROW: Join David Axelrod ‘Live’ for a Discussion on President Obama’s Plans for His 2nd Term
On Dec. 13, beginning at 8 a.m. (ET), please join SHRM President and CEO Hank Jackson when he kicks off a discussion with David Axelrod, former senior advisor and senior strategist for President Obama’s reelection campaign, on the issues confronting Congress and the president as he embarks on his second term—the economy, budget, energy, health care, national security and the state of the American workforce. [ More ]

America Hurtles Toward the Fiscal Cliff
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue to discuss various proposals to keep the U.S. economy from sliding off the metaphoric “fiscal cliff,” which is the actual combination of automatic federal tax increases and spending reductions that will occur on Jan. 1, 2013, if Congress takes no action in the next three weeks. [ More ]

2013 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

A Winning Strategy for HR: Prepare, Manage, Stay!
As we approach the fiscal cliff in January 2013, employers have more questions than answers about the future economic direction of the country. Fiscal issues, including tax and benefits reform, will be only more prominent in the new year. In addition, Obama’s second term ensures that federal labor and employment agencies will be very active during the next four years. [ More ]

Background Checks

SHRM Testifies on Criminal Checks Before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
On Dec. 6, SHRM member and Pennsylvania state legislative director Jonathan Segal testified on behalf of the Society before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission, an independent, bipartisan, federal agency with the mission to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of civil rights laws, explored the impact the use of criminal background checks and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) conviction records policy have had on employment of black and Hispanic workers. [ More ]

Workplace Flexibility

When Work Works 2012 . . . That’s a Wrap!
This week, as part of the When Work Works program, a webinar was held for SHRM members in the Northeast, marking the final chapter for workplace flexibility programming in 2012. It has been a highly successful year, with a staggering 77 workflex programs on effective and flexible workplaces conducted, reaching over 6,200 HR professionals!  [ More ]

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