Jim O’Connell is a compliance analyst at Ceridian and Washington, D.C. veteran. He blogs about upcoming HR legislation, tax policy changes, employment law and compliance issues that affect employers, including health care reform, employee benefits, FLSA, employment taxes and more. With more than 35 years of experience in federal legislative and regulatory affairs, O’Connell focuses on HR and payroll policy issues, keeping customers informed about fast-changing and complex compliance regulations and workforce trends. He has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., specializing in global business-government relations. O’Connell has been with Ceridian since 1982.Before joining Ceridian, he served in the U.S. Senate as chief legislative assistant to New York Senator Jacob K. Javits and later with Connecticut Senator Lowell P. Weicker. O’Connell holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York’s Fordham University.