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With the outbreak of COVID-19, both governors and state legislatures have been the true “boots on the ground” leading their respective state’s response to COVID-19. The spread of the virus across all 50 states, as we have all now seen, has had a dramatic effect on the workplace, and our daily lives.

April 1, 2020


Today is Equal Pay Day, and SHRM has an important new public policy statement on compensation equity, the result of months of work by HR professionals led by SHRM.

April 10, 2018



On Tuesday, January 30 at 9:00 pm ET President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address to the nation (SOTU). In his remarks, the President will address his public policy agenda, which will likely include key HR issues surrounding immigration reform and health care, among others. Future decisions made on these initiatives will impact you and your workplace and may affect the way you prepare for what’s ahead.   

January 29, 2018

Remember that classic Tina Turner song “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” On day three of the Republican National Convention, CNN’s Donna Brazile reminded us that when it comes to politics, it’s not about love but instead it’s about the future of our nation. You’re probably thinking, “Seriously?!!”… Let me provide some context.

July 21, 2016

(Editor’s Note: The Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18-21, 2016. The Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25-28, 2016.)

July 18, 2016

SHRM's Aitken Represents U.S. Employers at International Labour Conference

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June 9, 2015

Report: Insurance Companies Violate Birth Control Mandate

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May 11, 2015

Proposed Overtime Rule Advances to OMB Review

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May 7, 2015

Bill Offers Employers Grace Period Before Paying OSHA Fines

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May 7, 2015

Sen. Franken Reintroduces OSH Act Reform

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May 7, 2015

New Rules Revamp H-2B Visa Program

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May 6, 2015


The elections last month made it clear that the Halls of Congress will look a little different in January 2015.  Republicans gained seats in the House of Representatives, retaining control in that chamber with a historic margin, and took control of the U.S. Senate.  Republicans also saw gubernatorial pickups, in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and Florida.

December 2, 2014

It is anticipated that, yet this week, President Barack Obama will formally announce a proposed change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to direct the Department of Labor to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for several million exempt employees who are currently classified as “executive or professional.”

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March 13, 2014

The SHRM Advocacy Team has been developed by SHRM Government Affairs as a way to assist HR Advocates — professionals like you — in making their voices heard on public policy issues impacting the workplace. It’s time that policymakers — both in Washington and in state capitals across the country — understand the role HR plays in today’s workplace.

October 10, 2013

The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) narrowly passed in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 223-204 on May 8, 2013. The bill now moves to the Democrat-controlled Senate. Introduced by Rep.

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May 9, 2013

HR Professionals from Florida pose questions to Mitt Romney and Pres. Barack Obama. 

September 20, 2012