HR Professionals Magazine May 2015


May Issue Highlights


In the Spotlight: Nancy B. Hammer, J.D., SHRM Senior Government Affairs Policy Counsel

Hot Topics


HR breaking news

(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:

  1. The ACA definition of a full time employee
  2. Employment verification for employers and HR professionals
  3. Proposed changes to the FLSA overtime regulations
  4. 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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