Batten down the hatches, Washington, D.C. You're about to be descended upon by a human resources brigade.

The Society for Human Resource Management and other organizations have rallied the troops around two crucial HR issues: the Cadillac tax, and a proposed change in overtime pay rules. Thursday, Nov. 19, has been designated as Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, and SHRM estimates that 400 human resources personnel will arrive in the nation's capital to discuss these issues with elected officials and attempt to sway the way Congress handles these issues.

Human resources personnel have their hands full with the many labor and health care reforms emanating from Washington, D.C. these days, but these two issues are particularly nettlesome.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.