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Feb

2020

Quick Hits - February 26, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

Daylight Savings ends March 8th: This year has gone fast and now we are changing time again.  Set your clocks forward one hour Sunday morning, March 8th Daylight Saving Time was first proposed by George Vernon Hudson in 1895, 

25

Feb

2020

Hackers Get Better at Defrauding Employers Through Convincing Email Impersonation

Author: Michael Burns

The Wall Street Journal reported that employers are being defrauded of millions of dollars by computer hackers through accessing key employee email addresses and then making requests for the transfer of company money. In a recent high-profile fraud, the email of an owner of Dominos franchises in China was hacked and the hacker(s) then used the email address to request the executive assistant to request and authorize the transfer on money to an overseas account.

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Feb

2020

Quick Hits - February 19, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

Daylight Savings ends March 8th: This year has gone fast and now we are changing time again.  Set your clocks forward one hour Sunday morning (March 8). Daylight Saving Time was first proposed by George Vernon Hudson in 1895, and its use in the U.S. was first mandated during World War I.

18

Feb

2020

Social Media – The Newest Addiction?

Author: Susan Chance

We often think about young people, and in particular, teenagers, as being negatively affected by social media. However, social media is also having a negative impact on adults, and in some ways, is negatively impacting the workplace.

11

Feb

2020

Quick Hits - February 12, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

Judge approves EEOC to close Component 2 reporting:  EEO-1 Component 2 was ruled closed Monday. Judge Chutkan ordered the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reporting portal closed. The closing of the portal signals the end of the required collection of pay data for 2017 and 2018 from eligible employers.  Currently EEOC is waiting for publication of the 30-day notice for the renewal of Component 1-Demographic information.  The tool is unlikely to open until mid to late March –...

4

Feb

2020

Quick Hits - February 5, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

The new I-9 is out: On Jan. 31, 2020, USCIS published the Form I-9 Federal Register notice announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that the Office of Management and Budget approved on Oct. 21, 2019. 

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Jan

2020

Quick Hits - January 29, 2020

Author: Heather Nezich

Is hiring slowing down? Job openings fell 10.8% in November from a year earlier to 6.8 million, the Labor Department said. That marked the sixth straight month of annual declines and was the steepest fall since December 2009,... 

21

Jan

2020

Quick Hits - January 22, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

California employers hit with wage statement violation:  Mohammed Noori sued his former employer for violation of Cal. Lab. Code § 226(a) (setting forth certain very specific statutory requirements for itemized wage statements) based on the fact that the wage statements identified “CSSG” as the “name of the legal entity that is the employer” even though CSSG...

14

Jan

2020

Quick Hits - January 15, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

Detroit last on list for job growth:  A recent study by WalletHub identifies the best and worst cities for job growth.  At number one is Scottsdale, Arizona.  In fact, three cities in Arizona are in the top ten including Chandler and Tempe.  However, Detroit is at the bottom of the list at No. 182 with poor showings for full-time employment, availability of apprentice-trainee jobs, and employers' disability friendliness. The Motor City also has a large share of workers in...

7

Jan

2020

Quick Hits - January 8, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

New mileage rates published:  The IRS issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes. 

17

Dec

2019

Quick Hits - December 18, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Payroll employees up in arms! It’s a leap year! 2020 is not just an election year but a year with an extra day (Sadie Hawkins day).   That can be problematic as the extra day may result in one more payday than normal in the calendar year depending on when and how employees are paid.  

10

Dec

2019

Quick Hits - December 11, 2019

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Detroit is no tech hub for attracting talent:  Just five metro areas — Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle — snapped up 90% of the 256,063 tech jobs created from 2005 to 2017, according to a study from The Brookings Institution. 

3

Dec

2019

Quick Hits - December 4, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Reference checking may be easier in the future:   In the near future, employers around the world will no longer worry about the length of time or paperwork required to verify a job applicant’s learning credentials...

26

Nov

2019

Quick Hits - November 27, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

OSHA’s position on temporary employees:  OSHA has released a Temporary Workers’ Rights Pamphlet and a Temporary Worker Initiative pamphlet (TWI pamphlets) on “Safety and Health in Shipyard Employment.” 

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Nov

2019

Quick Hits - November 20, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Is “OK Boomer” an acceptable response by anyone?  Given the fact that age discrimination world-wide is rampant and that in the U.S. there appears to be a growing trend against the “Boomer” generation by younger generations, the New Zealand lawmaker who responded to heckling by an older colleague by stating “OK Boomer,” ...
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