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Differences Between Labor Law Posters and Notices

28 May 2024

Differences Between Labor Law Posters and Notices

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Employers must provide employees with information about their rights under various federal, state, and local employment laws. This information is typically communicated through either labor law posters or individual notices, as specified by the law.

Is HR Ready for AI?

28 May 2024

Is HR Ready for AI?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being embedded in HR tools without warning.  From applicant tracking to learning management systems, AI is becoming a staple of the HR arsenal.  Going back to the late 1990s and 2000s, big data analysis was the “thing.”  Degrees popped up, statisticians and/or statistical knowledge became a sexy and necessary requirement as internal databases became overwhelming. 

Categories: EverythingPeople, AI
If Marijuana is Reclassified, What Jobs Might It Impact?

28 May 2024

If Marijuana is Reclassified, What Jobs Might It Impact?

Author: Michael Burns

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I narcotic down to a Schedule III drug. Schedule I controlled substances are in the “mean street neighborhood” including heroin, LSD, and other drugs with “no currently acceptable medical use or treatment.” Schedule III drugs, on the other hand, where it is proposed marijuana be moved to is in a “friendlier neighborhood” of classified...
Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover

28 May 2024

Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover

Author: Heather Nezich

While ASE’s latest Employee Turnover Survey shows that voluntary turnover has significantly reduced over the past year – from 20.1% in 2022 to 10.1% in 2023, it is still a crucial data point for organizations to keep track of and continually work to improve. Talent is increasingly hard to find so it’s important to retain your top employees.

The Crucial Case for Lunch Breaks: Why Remote Workers Need Them Too

28 May 2024

The Crucial Case for Lunch Breaks: Why Remote Workers Need Them Too

Author: Emily Price

In the realm of remote work, the necessity of taking a lunch break often gets overlooked. Just like in traditional office settings these breaks are crucial for the health and productivity of remote workers. Let's explore why lunch breaks matter for those working remotely and how they contribute to overall well-being and efficiency.

Quick Hits - May 29, 2024

28 May 2024

Quick Hits - May 29, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Is your employer worried about government regulatory power?  Many are:  Almost three-quarters of U.S. employers share great concern over the impact that the U.S. Department of Labor's and the National Labor Relations Board's enforcement actions will have on their businesses, according to a survey from Littler Mendelson PC.

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A Fun Exercise with Chat GPT to Identify Your Leadership Styles

21 May 2024

A Fun Exercise with Chat GPT to Identify Your Leadership Styles

Author: Mary E. Corrado

It’s become apparent that AI is here to stay, so we might as well embrace it. Although, ASE recently surveyed Michigan employers and it revealed that that only a quarter of Michigan employers are currently using or planning to implement AI in HR, with significant concerns about reliability, data privacy, and bias.

Categories: Blog, EverythingPeople, AI
UAW Loses Mercedes-Benz Unionization Election

21 May 2024

UAW Loses Mercedes-Benz Unionization Election

Author: Michael Burns

Last week workers at the Mercedes-Benz plant near Tuskaloosa, Alabama voted down unionization by the United Auto Workers (UAW). The unofficial vote count was 2642 votes against vs. 2045 votes for the union. This came about a month after the UAW won its election at the Volkswagen (VW) plant further north in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There the UAW won 2628 votes for the union vs. 985 against the union.

Mastering the Art of Listening: Strategies for Success

21 May 2024

Mastering the Art of Listening: Strategies for Success

Author: Dana Weidinger

Listening, much like intelligence, is a skill where most people consider themselves above average, though logically, this can't be true for everyone. Nonetheless, effective listening is a vital skill to master. A study from George Washington University found that listening can influence up to 40% of a leader’s job performance.

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When Diversity Goes Awry

21 May 2024

When Diversity Goes Awry

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has been a hot topic the past few years.  The diversity and inclusion part, not as much, but the equity aspect quite a bit.  The Harvard case was called an affirmative action case, but it had nothing to do with affirmative action.  It was a case about equity and access to Harvard.  The approach taken was a quota system, which is illegal under all laws.  Diversity is not about quotas, it’s about working together to provide...
DOL Announces AI Guidelines for Employers

21 May 2024

DOL Announces AI Guidelines for Employers

Author: Heather Nezich

On May 16, 2024, the Department of Labor announced a comprehensive set of guidelines to help employers and developers create and use artificial intelligence. These principles aim to improve job quality and safeguard workers' rights.

Categories: EverythingPeople, AI
Quick Hits - May 22, 2024

21 May 2024

Quick Hits - May 22, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

AI officially cited as causing job losses:  Nearly 65,000 people were cut from their jobs at U.S. based companies in April according to a report released Thursday by career services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Continued cuts in the technology sector, a large layoff at Tesla, and the replacement of jobs by artificial intelligence largely to blame.

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Michigan Supreme Court Rules Friends Are Protected from Retaliation Under State’s Civil Rights Law

14 May 2024

Michigan Supreme Court Rules Friends Are Protected from Retaliation Under State’s Civil Rights Law

Author: Michael Burns

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled last Friday that the friends of an employee who also work at the same place are protected from retaliation by the employer.  Following similar protections found under the federal civil rights act under Title VII, the Michigan Court found that Michigan’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act also permits workers to bring third party, or associational, retaliation claims if they think the employer targeted them to punish a coworker for bringing a claim...
OFCCP Issues AI Guidance

14 May 2024

OFCCP Issues AI Guidance

Author: Anthony Kaylin

As part of the requirements under Executive Order 14110, which called for U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Labor, to publish guidance for Federal contractors on the use of AI relating to nondiscrimination in employment decisions, the OFCCP released their guidance along with a landing page for the use of AI systems.  Although various pundits disagree as to the legality of the guidance, the guidance itself does not state anything that would be unexpected in the new AI...
Categories: EverythingPeople, AI
The Work-Life Revolution: How Line Managers Can Drive Change

14 May 2024

The Work-Life Revolution: How Line Managers Can Drive Change

Author: Heather Nezich

Organizations can improve the work-life balance of their employees by training line managers in work-life support. This training reduces burnout in employees who have little control of when or where they work and increases family engagement of employees who have high work-life flexibility.

A Guide to Some of Michigan’s State Employment Laws

14 May 2024

A Guide to Some of Michigan’s State Employment Laws

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Each state has their own share of employment related laws in addition to federal regulations that business owners need to be aware of. Whether you're a small startup or a large corporation, understanding and adhering to Michigan’s employment laws is paramount to mitigating legal risks and fostering a fair and equitable workplace.

5 Ways to Create Knowledge Transfer

14 May 2024

5 Ways to Create Knowledge Transfer

Author: Clifton Clarke

No one likes to waste time.  If there is anything we’ve all learned from the Covid-19 crisis, it is that time is very valuable, and in business, that means MONEY.  It also may shock some of you to know that even training professionals don’t like wasting time.  We look for ways in which we can train your employees as fast as possible with the best results possible.  This, for us in the industry, is called Knowledge Transfer.  In other words, how do we make...
Quick Hits - May 15, 2024

14 May 2024

Quick Hits - May 15, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Could the FLSA regulations be delayed? Unlikely, but in a letter sent to Jessica Looman, Wage and Hour Division Administrator, the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO), along with 87 other organizations, the agency was asked to delay to at least September 1, 2024, implementation of the first minimum salary threshold increase applicable under the final rule published on April 26, 2024 that alters the overtime regulations under the FLSA.

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Embracing Gen Z in the Workplace

7 May 2024

Embracing Gen Z in the Workplace

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Generation Z—those individuals born between 1997 and 2012 (ages 12-27)-—are rapidly becoming a substantial fraction of the workforce, predicted to account for over a quarter of all workers by 2025. Despite their increasing numbers, there is a notable gap in effectively understanding and integrating the unique attributes of Gen Z into today’s workplace environments, often posing a challenge to managers.

Categories: Blog
Employers Have Seen These Times Before

7 May 2024

Employers Have Seen These Times Before

Author: Michael Burns

Over the weekend I came across an article in the Labor Union News entitled "UAW Involvement and Support in Pro-Palestinian Protests Raises Question.” The gist of the article was that the UAW may be supporting at least some of the pro-Palestinian protests causing problems at many universities right now.

80,000 Fake Resumes Sent to 97 Large Organizations – What Happened?

7 May 2024

80,000 Fake Resumes Sent to 97 Large Organizations – What Happened?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

To test whether employers discriminate against job applicants based on perceived race based on names, economists with the University of California Berkeley and University of Chicago sent out about 80,000 fabricated resumes to 97 large employers using equivalent qualifications but different personal characteristics during the period of 2019-2021. They changed applicants’ names to suggest that they were white or Black, and male or female — Latisha or Amy, Lamar or Adam.
Leveraging Resources for Neurodiverse and Disabled Talent Acquisition in the Workplace

7 May 2024

Leveraging Resources for Neurodiverse and Disabled Talent Acquisition in the Workplace

Author: Lauren Cromie

In an era where diversity is celebrated, the contributions of neurodiverse and disabled individuals often remain overlooked. Yet, their unique perspectives offer untapped potential for businesses. The unemployment rate for these workers is around 30-40% leaving many looking for meaningful work. In this article, we explore the benefits, strategies, and resources for inclusive hiring practices of this incredible talent pool.
Trends and Strategies for Inspiring Employees in 2024

7 May 2024

Trends and Strategies for Inspiring Employees in 2024

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent report from People Element reveals that employee engagement levels have returned to pre-pandemic levels. The 2024 Employee Engagement Report details the drivers of employee engagement and shares insights on how to inspire employees and improve performance.

Quick Hits - May 8, 2024

7 May 2024

Quick Hits - May 8, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Salary budget to come in at 3.6% per Mercer: Employers trimmed the average increase in salary budgets this year to 3.6% from projections in November of 3.8% as they saw more stability compared with the job churning during the pandemic period’s “Great Resignation,” Mercer said. 

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Federal Trade Commission Announces Ban on Most Noncompete Agreements

30 April 2024

Federal Trade Commission Announces Ban on Most Noncompete Agreements

Author: Michael Burns

Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a final rule banning employer noncompete agreements. Noncompete agreements or clauses per the FTC are a “term or condition of employment  that prohibits a worker from, penalizes a worker for, or prevents a worker from (1) seeking or accepting work in the United States with a different person where such work would begin after the conclusion of the employment that includes the term or condition; or (2) operating a business in...
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