Employee Law and Legislative Conference

For Immediate Release

Mar 4, 2008
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March 10-12, 2008 in Washington, D.C.

Alexandria, Va. – The world’s largest association for human resource management will hold its 2008 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference, March 10-12, 2008, in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton located at 1001 16th Street (between K Street and L Street).

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference will address a comprehensive range of federal and state legislative issues impacting the American workplace, including immigration reform and changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), two issues on which SHRM has been active.

In recent weeks, SHRM has led efforts to introduce legislation that would create a new “employment verification” system to help prevent illegal immigration. The Society also leads a coalition of companies and organization that are seeking changes to the way the FMLA is implemented.

Other conference topics and issues include:

  • Workplace domestic violence leave;
  • Class actions under wage and hour law;
  • Sexual orientation, domestic partnerships, civil unions, and gender identity issues; and
  • Workplace discrimination issues.

The keynote speakers are Democratic strategist James Carville and Republican strategist Mary Matalin.

Featured speakers include Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio, or NPR, and a political contributor for FOX News.

Also featured is speaker Mark B. McClellan, the former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information please visit: http://www.shrm.org/conferences

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 235,000 members in over 130 countries, and more than 575 affiliated chapters. Visit www.shrm.org.

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