Being an election year, it will be harder for Congress to ram through any major legislation. But some important labor and employment bills are still being hotly debated this year. Here are nine of the key bills and their chance for passage, according to a policy update given at yesterday’s Society for Human Resource(SHRM) conference in Washington, D.C.:
1. Employment Nondiscrimination Act of 2007 (H.R. 3685)
Would prohibit job discrimination in hiring, firing, compensation, training and other terms of employment on the basis of the person’s sexual orientation. The bill doesn’t extend to benefits, so it doesn’t require employers to offer domestic-partner benefits to employees.
SHRM position: Oppose
Outlook: Passed the House, but won’t get through the Senate. Look for it to come up again next year.
2. New Employee Verification Act of 2008 (H.R. 5515)
Would create a new electronic verification system, the El...(register to read more)