American Society of Employers - ASE Staff
Quick Hits - July 10, 2024

9 July 2024

Quick Hits - July 10, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Recognizing employees is a powerful tool: The number of "shadow contributors" in the workplace has nearly doubled in the last two years, prompting concerns about how HR leaders manage their recognition programs in their organizations.

Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - July 3, 2024

2 July 2024

Quick Hits - July 3, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Are you lonely at work? At least 20% of workers report so: Globally, one in five employees report experiencing loneliness a lot the previous day according to Gallup’s new State of the Global Workplace: 2024 Report

Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - June 26, 2024

24 June 2024

Quick Hits - June 26, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

New York requires 30-minute paid lactation leave: Effective June 19, 2024, New York employers will be required to provide up to 30 minutes of paid lactation breaks to employees each time an employee has a reasonable need to express breast milk at work.

Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - June 19, 2024

18 June 2024

Quick Hits - June 19, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Blue Cross Blue Shield dropping GLP-1 coverage:  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will no longer cover GLP-1 weight-loss drugs like Wegovy, Zepbound and Saxenda.  The change comes as the cost for the drug skyrocketed, according to the health insurer. 

Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - June 12, 2024

11 June 2024

Quick Hits - June 12, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

 If you are hiring for remote IT jobs, do a real background check: North Korean IT workers are posing as Americans to score coveted remote jobs and use the salaries to pay for their country's missile program.  Remote hiring practices have made it dangerously easy for North Korean IT workers to dupe hiring managers who historically had relied on in-person interviews to detect imposters.

Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - June 5, 2024

4 June 2024

Quick Hits - June 5, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Hopefully you filed your EEO-1 report:  The EEO-1 tool initial closure date was June 4th.  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a spate of lawsuits (15) last week against hospitality, transportation, food service, and construction companies across the country, alleging they've shirked their legal responsibility to report demographic data about their employees for several years.

Categories: EverythingPeople
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.

Categories: EverythingPeople
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.

Categories: EverythingPeople
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.

Categories: EverythingPeople
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. 

Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - May 1, 2024

30 April 2024

Quick Hits - May 1, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Will AI rule the hiring process?  A Zippia survey of senior HR professionals found 96% predict AI will improve talent acquisition. AI can sort through hundreds of applicants in minutes and match skill sets, education, and experience.

Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - April 24, 2024

23 April 2024

Quick Hits - April 24, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Employee engagement at its lowest level since 2013:  Last year, Gallup found U.S. employees were increasingly detached from their employers, with the workforce reporting less role clarity, lower satisfaction with their organizations, and less connection to their companies’ mission or purpose.

Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - April 17, 2024

16 April 2024

Quick Hits - April 17, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Are wellness plans worth the investment?  According to a recent study the answer is yes.  Gympass surveyed over 2,000 benefit leaders to answer this very question, and a majority said yes. In fact, 90% of companies believe they see a positive return on their wellness benefits, 85% said their wellness programs decreased the cost of recruitment and retention and 78% reported that their benefits saved them money on healthcare. Any investment in well-being, whether mental health,...
Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - April 10, 2024

9 April 2024

Quick Hits - April 10, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Employer violates pregnancy act by not providing accommodation for employee who later miscarried: One employer did not want to continue providing accommodations to a pregnant employee, and it was a game changer.  According to the EEOC's lawsuit, “[the employer] violated federal law when one of its stores ... 

Categories: EverythingPeople
Quick Hits - April 3, 2024

2 April 2024

Quick Hits - April 3, 2024

Author: ASE Staff

Speaking only Japanese in meetings not discriminatory:  In Kurtanidze v. Mizuho Bank, Ltd., 2024 WL 117180 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 13, 2024), the plaintiff was a Caucasian male of European descent who was employed for three months in the defendant bank’s New York branch. After his employment was terminated, he sued, claiming, among other things, that the bank discriminated against non-Japanese employees based on race and national origin.

Categories: EverythingPeople
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