ABC News & BBC America Correspondents to Headline SHRM 2010 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Feb 18, 2010

ABC News & BBC America Correspondents to Headline SHRM 2010 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Alexandria, Va. – Claire Shipman of ABC News’ “Good Morning America” and Katty Kay of BBC World News America will join CNN political commentators Amy Holmes and Jamal Simmons, and political pundit Arianna Huffington to headline the 2010 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference scheduled March 17-19 at the Hyatt Washington hotel in Washington, D.C.

The SHRM — Society for Human Resource Management — conference will feature roughly 25 highly-specific sessions on employment law and public policy issues, led by leading public policy experts, to address:

  • health care;
  • FMLA compliance;
  • wage and hour administration;
  • family responsibilities discrimination;
  • immigration;
  • employee representation; and
  • Supreme Court decisions impacting HR

“In this year of economic and political uncertainty, SHRM will bring national political commentators, news correspondents, and public policy decision makers under one roofto discuss the issues that will impact the work force, and how our members’ voice can shape policies and regulations,” said SHRM President and CEO Laurence G. O’Neil.

Featured speakers Shipman and Kay, co-authors of the book, Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success, will offer insight regarding workplace flexibility in addition to insight as national and global news correspondents.

The SHRM legislative conference is an annual event providing attendees critical legal information needed to meet compliance requirements in managing people. Those registered for the conference will also hear from the SHRM government affairs team the latest in advocacy efforts on behalf of the HR profession.

“The legislative conference is a must-attend event for HR practitioners responsible for ensuring their organization complies with federal employment laws and regulations,” said Mike Aitken, director of government relations and public policy at SHRM.“The conference offers employment law sessions, compliance updates, and the insight of nationally respected business leaders and political experts.”

Early registration is recommended. To register, members and nonmembers may visit:

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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. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at


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