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    The Legislative Committee monitors and evaluates pending legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state, and local level which may have an impact on the management of human resources. The chair presents a legislative report of update at monthly meetings and informs members of SHRM's position on legislation affecting the human resources profession and works in close cooperation with the State Public Affairs Director and the national headquarters staff in carrying out these tasks. This committee encourages members to contact their elected representatives at both state and national levels to voice their concerns and needs about regulatory and legislative issues.

    Recent News:

    Chapter GA House Atlanta  Number        Email
      Kevin Cooke              404.656.0325
      Carl Epps 404.656.7859
      Billy Horne 404.656.0287
      Randy Nix 404.656.0177 


    The U.S. Department of Labor recently released an updated version of its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) elaws Advisor. The FMLA is an important Federal law that entitles employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave under certain circumstances. Examples of such circumstances include caring for a newborn or recently adopted child or a family member with a serious health condition, or an employee’s own serious health condition.

     The FMLA Advisor is an online resource that helps clarify when employers are required to provide FMLA leave to their employees, as well as which employees are eligible to take FMLA leave. In addition, it outlines valid reasons for leave and employer and employee notice requirements and other responsibilities under the law.


    We hope you will help us spread the word about this important new tool by:

    • Posting the FMLA Advisor link (hyperlink) - on your local association’s website.
    • Featuring the FMLA Advisor in your association's publication. A quick and easy way to do this is to use the attached drop-in article. In addition, an e-blast could be sent to your members.
    • Spreading the word through your associations’s social media activities.


    This resource is one of a number of online elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors developed by DOL. For a complete list, visit