Hot Topics and New Developments in HR: A Public Policy Update Heading Toward the 2012 Elections

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
Learn about the burning legislative, regulatory and judicial issues that will affect your employees and your organization.
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In November 2012, American voters will head to the polls to decide who will serve in the White House for the next four years and which party or parties will control the 113th Congress. In the midst of election year politics and the continuing difficult economic situation, many issues of importance to the HR profession are at the forefront of consideration of the 112th Congress and the federal agencies. Key issues of focus include proposals to create a new mandatory employment verification process, the unfolding debate on reforming employee benefit and retirement plans as well as proposals to amend current law affirmative action requirements for employers in regards to veterans, the disabled and others. How will these issues affect your organization? Mr. Aitken will discuss the outlook of the 112th Congress as we head toward the fall and summer and recently released or pending federal regulations on employment-related issues of interest to HR professionals.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

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.


Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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