SHRM 2012 Employment Law & Legislative Conference March 4-7 in Washington, D.C.

Jan 13, 2012

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Alexandria, Va. – Jan. 13, 2012 – Political pollsters Peter Hart and Neil Newhouse will headline the SHRM 2012 Employment Law & Legislative Conferencescheduled March 4-7 at the Hyatt Regency Washington hotel in Washington, D.C.

Widely regarded as two of the nation’s leading political pollsters, Hart and Newhouse will share findings regarding what Americans -- including lawmakers -- think of current politics, economic policies, and regulatory issues impacting the U.S. and the 2012 workplace. Hart is chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates and Newhouse is a partner and co-founder of Public Opinion, both based in Washington.

The lineup will also include Ray Suarez, a senior correspondent with the PBS NewsHour. More speakers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Together, the pollsters, employment law experts, and journalists will provide attendees a comprehensive view of the political and regulatory climate impacting business legislation and human resource practices.

Topics and issues include:

  • recent Supreme Court rulings and National Labor Relations Board decisions;
  • flexible workplace arrangements;
  • worker classification issues;
  • breastfeeding and the U.S Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act;
  • immigration and employment verification;
  • compliance surrounding ERISA, health care reform, and military veteran employment;
  • the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act); and more.

More than 500 human resource professionals from across the U.S. are expected to attend the conference.

SHRM President and CEO Henry ‘Hank’ Jackson said of the conference: “Every year is key where legislation and human resources are concerned but presidential election year 2012 will serve to answer unprecedented economic questions impacting the labor force. Human resource professionals looking for insight to offer their employers will be served well by attending SHRM’s employment law and legislative conference”

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