EEOC Commissioners, Congressmen and Policy Experts Converge at Upcoming SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Mar 7, 2013
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EEOC Commissioners, Congressmen and Policy Experts Converge at Upcoming SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Employment and labor experts, legislators, and political journalists discuss the impact of recent elections on the workplace in Washington, D.C. event March 10-13

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Employers are juggling more legislative issues than ever after recent political events like the 2012 election, the passage of healthcare reform and the sequestration. More than 600 human resource professionals will arrive in Washington, D.C. on March 10 to get the most up-to-date information on how to help their organizations comply with new or changing laws.

What: SHRM’s 2013 Employment Law and Legislative Conference (Twitter hashtag: #SHRMLeg)

When: March 10 to 13

Where: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill -- (Press room is “Grand Canyon” room) 400 New Jersey Ave. NW -- Washington, DC20001

Who: The keynote speakers are:

Concurrent sessions led by employment attorneys and business experts will cover a variety of topics, including healthcare reform, employment testing, immigration, discrimination and social media at work.

Representative Richard Neal (D-Mass.) and Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-WVa.) will make opening remarks during a Hill Day breakfast before attendees embark on their visits with lawmakers. In a different session, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) commissioners Chai Feldblum and Victoria Lipnic will outline the EEOC’s priorities for 2013.

Press briefing: Members of Congress work long hours whether in session or not and describe themselves as highly committed to their work, according to new research from SHRM and the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF).This first-of-its-kind survey about the job satisfaction of members of the U.S. House of Representatives will be released at a press briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Grand Canyon Room of the Hyatt Regency. Brad Fitch of CMF and Lisa Horn of SHRM will be available at the press briefing for comment on this unique look at Congress as a workplace. Two members of Congress can be available for comment.

For additional information about the conference, visit the conference website.

Media: For more information or to register for press credentials, contact Jennifer Hughes of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6072 and jennifer.hughes@shrm.org.

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 about 260,000 members in more than 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 www.shrm.org and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

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