May Issue Highlights
- May note from the editor
- Profile: Nancy B. Hammer, J.D., SHRM Government Affairs Policy Counsel
- Highlights of the 2015 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Affairs Conference March 23-25 in Washington, DC
- Highlights of the ARSHRM 2015 HR Conference & Expo April 8-10 in Hot Springs
- SHRM 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition June 28-July 1 in Las Vegas
- WTSHRM 5th Annual Human Resources & Employment Law Spring Conference May 6 in Jackson, TN
- 20th Annual Human Resource Conference & Expo May 11-13 in Biloxi
- MSBGH Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Communities 2015 May 19 in Jackson, MS
- SHRM Health Care Reform Survey 2015 Update
- Highlights from the 2015 TPMA Conference April 14-17 in Gatlinburg
- SHRM-Memphis June Social June 18 at the Tower Room
- Meet the SHRM Government Affairs Team
- Web Exclusive: 7 Habits of Highly Persistent People
- SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference Capitol Hill Visits
- Littler Nashville Invites You to Save the Date – May 12 in Brentwood
- Strategic Leadership for HR Executives May 7 in Little Rock
- Web Exclusive: 7 Habits of Highly Persistent People by Harvey Deutschendorf
- Wimberly Lawson 2015 Labor & Employment Law Update Conference November 5-6 in Knoxville
- The Rise of Speciality Drugs: Is Your Health Plan Prepared? by Chris Davis
- Pregnancy Discrimination and Light Duty Policies: the Supreme Court Changes the Rules by Courtney Leyes
- An Employer’s Guide to Combatting Obesity in the Workplace by Anne Gibson, Sarah Martin, Stacie Engelmann, and Sarah Auer
- 10 Tips to Fight Gender Discrimination by Jonathan A. Segal
- Ellen Pao-A Case About Gender Discrimination: A Sign of Trends to Come? by Lisa Krupicka
- FLSA Overtime Exemption Regulations: Changes Delayed, But Expected This Spring by Tammy McCutchen
- 3 Reasons Why Investigators Should Not Discount Hearsay Evidence by Allison West
- Flexing for Work-Life Integration by Christine V. Walters by Christine Walters
(March 25, 2015) Approximately 250 HR professionals who are members of the SHRM A-team visited Capitol Hill to meet with their Senators about four important issues that impact HR and our workforce. The four topics were:
- The ACA definition of a full time employee
- Employment verification for employers and HR professionals
- Proposed changes to the FLSA overtime regulations
- NLRB Ambush Election Rule
The SHRM-supported resolution (S. J. Res. 8) to block the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule passed in the House of Representatives on March 19 by a final vote of 232-186. All House Republicans supported except 3: King (R-NY); LoBiondo (R-NJ); Smith (R-NJ). 14 did not vote: Garamendi (D-CA), Gosar (R-AZ), Granger (R-TX), Graves (R-MO), Grayson (D-FL), Hinojosa (D-TX), Jordan (R-OH), Labrado (R-ID), Payne (D-NJ), Roskam (R-IL) Scott, Austin (R-GA), Smith (D-WA), Young (R-IN). All Democrats opposed.
The resolution passed in the Senate on March 4 with a final vote of 53-16. All Republicans supported the resolution except Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). All Democrats opposed. Only one senator did not vote: Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
For the resolution to be effective, it must be signed by the President, or in the case of a veto, override the President’s veto by 2/3 of both Houses of Congress. President Obama has threatened to veto S. J. Res. 8. The new regulation goes into effect April 14, 2014.
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