The short answer is yes. Color can affect workers’ moods. The colors you decorate an office space with can impact employee behavior and productivity.
Employers broaden impact of diversity and inclusion: Employers are taking a broader view of inclusion and diversity, and a growing number are now embedding their inclusion and diversity objectives into workplace culture and benefit programs, (e.g., health care, retirement, voluntary benefits, and perks), as well as employee pay and wellbeing initiatives. This, according to research from Willis Towers Watson’s 2019 Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey.
MPML 'Adopt and Amend' question to be heard by Michigan Supreme Court: The Supreme Court announced it will hold oral arguments in July on the requests from the House and Senate for an advisory opinion regarding the constitutionality of the adopt and amend strategy used last session on the minimum wage and paid sick time laws (MPML).
Supreme Court being asked to rule on web accessible company sites: The Supreme Court is being petitioned by Dominos to decide whether ADA website/mobile app accessibility lawsuits violate due process.
PMLA and MI Minimum Wage posters: If you need a copy of the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) poster, click here. If you need a copy of the Michigan Minimum Wage poster, click here.
More employees have shorter tenures at employers: The Employee Benefit Research Institute's newest study, "Trends in Employee Tenure, 1983–2018," finds the percentage of wage and salary workers ages 20 or older that had one year or less of tenure with their current employer increased from 17.4% in 2010 to 20.5% in 2018.
EEO-1 Component 1 reporting season starts March 18: The EEOC sent out a press release on March 8 and 9 stating that it will officially open the 2018 EEO-1 survey (aka Component 1) on March 18, 2019.
Daylight Savings ends March 10th: This year has gone fast and now we are changing time again. Set your clocks forward one hour Sunday morning (March 10).
ASE’s Annual HR Conference is next week, and as we have for the past couple of years, we are tying a charitable giving campaign to the conference. While we give all the attendees the opportunity to contribute to the chosen charity, you may not know that we also have an internal project for giving to that charity.
More prospective employees rejecting first offer salaries: 55% of employees negotiated salary the last time they received job offers before accepting them, according to staffing firm Robert Half. That's an impressive 16-point jump from a similar survey conducted a year prior.
Still can’t find workers? The number of available jobs exceeded unemployed Americans by 1 million at end of 2018, according to the Labor Department. That's the highest level of available jobs on record dating back to 2000.
Michigan Paid Sick Leave Poster now available: Effective March 29, 2019, the Paid Medical Leave Act, 2018 PA 338, as amended, requires covered employers to display the new poster in a conspicuous place that is accessible to eligible employees. Click here for a copy of the poster.
EEO-1 reporting opening in March: Due to the partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the EEO-1 has been postponed until early March 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended until May 31, 2019.
It used to be that many of Michigan's college graduates left the state to go to Chicago. Plentiful jobs, a vibrant downtown, and reasonable costs for living. But that has changed. Although the city is vibrant, Chicago is expensive, and businesses are leaving. Illinois’ reputation has taken a hit in past years. Since 2000 two out of four governors were convicted and sentenced. Moreover, Illinois’ constitution has been read by the Illinois Supreme...
It’s OSHA time again: For employers who are required to maintain work-related injury and illness records, it’s that time of year again. Employers covered by OSHA’s recordkeeping rule are required to prepare and post the OSHA Form 300A, “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses,” beginning February 1 and keep the form posted until April 30.