5 policy issues will shape HR—and nation’s economic recovery

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Major policy issues being debated on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies and the White House will likely change the face of HR this year, according to speakers at the 2009 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Employment Law and Legislative Conference.

As a new Democratic Congress gains legislative traction and the Obama administration begins making policy, those issues could also be key to reversing the fiscal meltdown.

“The issues being debated in this city are our issues—HR’s issues,” SHRM President and CEO Lon O’Neil said at the Washington event. “This could be the most active year for HR-related legislation in 35 years.”

Everything on the congressional HR-policy table—from labor-management relations to health care reform—has a price tag attached to it, cautioned Michael P. Aitken, SHRM’s director of government affairs. “You can’t get very far talking about HR without talking about the economy,” he said. ...(register to read more)

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