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Quick Hits - October 20, 2021

19 October 2021

Quick Hits - October 20, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

OSHA ETS submitted to OIRA for review:  On October 12, 2021, OSHA submitted to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (“OIRA”) an emergency temporary standard requiring private employers with more than 100 employees to implement vaccine mandates or testing. 
Quick Hits - October 13, 2021

12 October 2021

Quick Hits - October 13, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Daylight Savings Time ends November 7: When clocks are turned back an hour in the early morning on November 7th, workers on the midnight shift at that time will actually work an extra hour. Assuming that these workers are nonexempt employees, meaning that they are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), they must be paid for all hours worked
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Quick Hits  - October 7, 2021

6 October 2021

Quick Hits - October 7, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Does fully vaccinated include booster shots?  No one knows yet.  "I think we're still in the no man's land in terms of if this will be a requirement," said Steve Bell, a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.  On September 22, the Food and Drug Administration approved a third dose of Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for older adults and people at high risk of severe COVID-19. The authorization does not cover individuals who received vaccines developed by Moderna or...
Quick Hits - September 29, 2021

28 September 2021

Quick Hits - September 29, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Employees lose case on vaccine mandate:  A federal judge last week ruled that a Cincinnati, Ohio-area healthcare provider could require its employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their job, in what appears to be the first ruling of its kind for a private employer in the United States.  
Quick Hits - September 22, 2021

21 September 2021

Quick Hits - September 22, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Will #vaccinated make you more likely to select a candidate from LinkedIn?  A growing trend in LinkedIn is identifying their vaccination status. 
Quick Hits - September 15, 2021

14 September 2021

Quick Hits - September 15, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Reminder – 2022 high deductible plans out-of-pocket maximums: Under IRS Rev. Proc. 2021-25, the following limits apply to high deductible plans in 2022:

Quick Hits - September 8, 2021

7 September 2021

Quick Hits - September 8, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Return to the office leads to pet anxiety: As millions of employees across the U.S. anticipate a potential return to in-person work, those who are pet parents—including many who participated in the more than 2 million adoptions of dogs and cats from shelters last year — have some additional concerns beyond missing their favorite furry colleague. 
Quick Hits - September 1, 2021

31 August 2021

Quick Hits - September 1, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

DHS extends Form I-9 requirement flexibility (effective September 1, 2021): The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.  This temporary guidance was set to expire August 31, 2021. 

Quick Hits - August 25, 2021

24 August 2021

Quick Hits - August 25, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Employees regret not saving more for retirement: Three-quarters of American workers have a financial concern about retirement, according to a recent survey.  The workers’ concerns are running out of money (40%), loss of income (18%), and being unable to afford medical expenses (18%), totaling 76%, according to the ninth annual American Century survey of retirement plan participants, compiled by Mathew Greenwald and Associates. 
Quick Hits - August 18, 2021

17 August 2021

Quick Hits - August 18, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Do I, or Don’t I?  More than a dozen large U.S. corporations, including Walmart, Google, Tyson Foods, and United Airlines, have recently announced vaccine mandates for some or all of their workers.“With rapidly rising COVID-19 case counts of contagious, dangerous variants leading to increasing rates of severe illness and hospitalization among the U.S. unvaccinated population, this is the right time to take the next step to ensure a fully vaccinated workforce,” Dr....
Quick Hits - August 11, 2021

10 August 2021

Quick Hits - August 11, 2021

Author: Heather Nezich

VETS 4212 reporting open:  The VETS 4212 reporting tools are open.  Federal contractors and subcontractors with $150,000 or more in contracts are required to file.  The tool closes as of September 30, 2021.   For more information, go to DOL VETS. 

Quick Hits - August 4, 2021

3 August 2021

Quick Hits - August 4, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Noncompetes may become a thing of the past:  On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued his Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. Earlier in the day, the White House issued a press release announcing that the anticipated order would, “[m]ake it easier to change jobs and help raise wages by banning or limiting non-compete agreements and unnecessary, cumbersome occupational licensing requirements that impede economic mobility.” Now that the executive...
Quick Hits - July 28, 2021

27 July 2021

Quick Hits - July 28, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Pay raises coming back in 2022:  According to a Willis Towers Watson survey, raises are coming back. The 2021 General Industry Salary Budget Survey found only 3% of companies are not planning to boost salaries next year, a drop from 8% that didn’t give raises this year. Notably, raises are returning to pre-pandemic levels. 
Quick Hits - July 21,2021

20 July 2021

Quick Hits - July 21,2021

Author: ASE Staff

Are new hires ghosting you? A recent EPTW poll of the week revealed that in the last 3-6 months, 88.2% of our readers have been ghosted by an applicant or new hire.  In Korn Ferry’s new survey, nearly a third of participating U.S. retailers say at least 25% of the candidates they hire to staff their distribution centers have ghosted them.
Quick Hits - July 14, 2021

13 July 2021

Quick Hits - July 14, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Fighting unemployment claims when employee is ghosting:  In a recent ASE poll, 88.2% of respondents said they have been ghosted by an applicant within the last six months.  Now the employer can take repercussions.
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