Key takeaways from SHRM’s legislative conference
WASHINGTON – From Ivanka Trump hinting at new paid leave proposals to SHRM president Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., discussing new ways employers can address the talent shortage, the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual legislative conference tackled a number of issues that are on the minds of HR and benefit professionals.
For example, Tammy McCutchen, a principal at Littler Mendelson and former administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, shared her thoughts on how employers should approach the recently released proposed overtime rule. Even though the rule has not been finalized, employers still need to use this time to figure out what employees should get a salary boost and which should be reclassified to hourly work.
Here are some other key takeaways from this year’s conference.