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CA Members Advocate on Three Measures in Hill Visits During the CalSHRM State Legislative and HR Conference

Apr 20, 2015
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California members gathered in Sacramento on April 9-10 to attend the California Society for Human Resource Management (CalSHRM) 2015 California State Legislative and HR Conference. Setting new attendance records, the conference hosted attendees who were actively seeking guidance on complying with the multitude of federal, state and local laws impacting the workplace, as well as seeking updates on legislative developments in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

The most engaged of these event attendees volunteered their time and lobbying efforts as part of the conference’s Hill Day on the morning of April 9. Over 75 HR professionals from across California conducted in-person meetings at the state Capitol with their respective state lawmakers and/or their staffs to support two bills pending in the legislature, one that would foster flexible work schedules (workflex) among private-sector nonexempt workers (AB 1038) and another that would establish a voluntary preference for hiring a veteran (AB 1383), while voicing their opposition to a bill expanding California’s Family Rights Act to include employers of 5 or more workers instead of the current limit of 50 or more employees (SB 406).

Through SHRM’s user-friendly Advocacy App (available for free from any app store), California HR professionals were able to easily share their experiences with their HR colleagues through Twitter and to provide feedback on their meetings through SHRM’s Advocacy Action Center.

Want to join the growing HR advocacy community in California and across the country to make a difference on critical workplace issues? Sign up for SHRM’s Advocacy Team (A-Team)! Click here for more information on the A-Team and to register, or contact SHRM Senior Associate, Member Advocacy, Meredith Nethercutt.


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