The Washington Outlook: Heading towards the Mid-Term Elections; Will there be Continued Gridlock or New Momentum on HR Public Policy Issues?

2014 Employment Law and Legislative Conference

Resent bipartisan agreements on the budget and other issues may signal that the gridlock that has gripped Washington in recent years may be lessoning. This new environment may push HR issues, such as deficit reduction, tax reform, and immigration reform, to the forefront of activity as the 113th Congress and the Obama administration begin to focus on the 2014 mid-term elections. Additionally, the workplace regulatory agenda is expected to take center stage in 2014 as many labor-management, wage and hour, health care and civil rights initiatives are expected to be advanced by the federal agencies. This session will focus on upcoming HR legislative issues and provide a discussion of current federal regulatory activities.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Michael P. Aitken

Michael P.

Mike Aitken has worked at SHRM since 2003 and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. Prior to joining SHRM, he served for 14 years as associate director for Governmental and External Relations at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Previously, Aitken worked on state public policy issues at Bonner & Associates, a public affairs firm in Washington, DC. Currently, he is based in Alexandria, VA.


Grand Ballroom
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
General Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
Intended Audience: 
All Levels
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