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Legislative / Government Affairs Updates

Legislative / Government Affairs


We are here to inform the members of HR Tampa by monitoring and evaluating legal action at the federal, state, and local levels that may have an impact on the management of Human Resources. We also serve as a liaison to state legislators and Members of Congress.  The Director of Legislative Affairs works in close cooperation with the State Governmental Affairs Director and the SHRM headquarters staff in carrying out these responsibilities.


We want to hear from you. HR Tampa Members are encouraged to get involved and share the legislative affairs and public policy issues that interest or challenge them so we can address them as a Chapter.


Contact Your Director:


Dee Anna Hays, Esq., Ogletree Deakins, serves as the Director of Legislative Affairs for HR Tampa.  Members can direct issues of concern, comments, or questions regarding legislative affairs issues to Dee Anna at .


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Resources for Members:

·        Chapter Meetings – A legislative affairs report is given at each meeting.

·        HR Tampa Newsletter – Each addition includes a monthly legislative affairs column with legal update articles and insights.

·        Social Media – Follow HR Tampa to receive frequent legislative affairs updates on emerging hot topics.

·        Make an Impact – Participate in legislative conferences with lawmakers.


Call for Legal Update Articles:


Are you interested in writing for the HR Tampa Newsletter? We publish legal update and advice articles that are relevant to our membership. These are short (about 500 words) articles that address a specific HR topic, need, challenge, or concern. Articles should be of sound research, professional caliber, and backed up with metrics and/or references to acknowledged, credible sources. Personal opinions should be kept to a minimum. Please remember that the articles are NOT intended to be advertisements. Click for submission details and answers to frequently asked questions.



Legislative Updates

SCOTUS Rules That Car Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt, Puts the Brakes On Overtime Claims

OSC Stresses Need to Comply with Federal E-Verify Requirements Regardless of Potential State Conflicts 

Do You Have a Gap in Your Benefit Eligibility Procedures? Issues Raised by Non-FMLA Reduced Schedules and Leaves of Absence

The Top 5 International Data Privacy Issues for Employers in 2017

Three Weeks And Counting Before Minimum Salaries May Double

Hurricane Matthew and Crisis Management: An Employer’s Checklist

New OT Regs: Employers Face a Dramatic Increase in Minimum Salary Requirement for Major Exemptions

Department of Labor Issues New “Persuader” Regulations Expanding Employers’ Reporting Obligations Under LMRDA 

Hillsborough County, FL Passes Wage Theft Ordinance

The Rising Minimum Wages and Tip Credits for 2016: An Overview

SHRM A-Team Call to Action: Budget Reconciliation and Provision to Repeal ACA Excise Tax

HR Tampa Goes to DC

HRM TAKE ACTION: Friday Deadline! Still Time to Submit Comments to DOL on Overtime Changes


SHRM A-Team: Discuss Two Key HR Issues with Your Lawmaker this Month 

SHRM BREAKING NEWS: Dept. of Labor Proposed Changes to FLSA Overtime Regulations Just Released

SHRM A-Team: Get Ready to Engage - Proposed Overtime Rule Expected Any Day

SHRM A-Team Call to Action

DOL: Upsetting Lots of Apple Carts in 2015

 REMINDER: Take Action on NLRB Advocacy Activities

Do Your Background Checks Meet the New Guidelines?

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