9

Jul

2019

Digital Addiction in the Workplace

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

Technology over the past decade has found its way into practically every part of our daily lives.  It has transformed how we communicate, the way we interact through social media, the access we have to information, how we shop, and how we conduct business – just to name a few examples.  You look around anywhere these days, and people are staring at their electronic devices, and many feel helpless without them.  As a result of this heavy dependence on technology, it should...

9

Jul

2019

Hygiene in the Workplace: An HR Dilemma

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Bad news for consumer product suppliers, it appears that deodorant use is declining in the United States.  Approximately 40% of people ages 18 to 24 years old haven't used deodorant or antiperspirant in the last month. 48% say they haven't bought those products in the past year. 31% of those 25-34 are also not using deodorant. The data comes from polling company YouGov, which surveyed more than 52,000 people on the issue. When asked why not use deodorant, respondents generally stated...

9

Jul

2019

Quick Hits - July 10, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

To comply or not comply with EEO-1 Component 2 reporting:  It appears that filing the EEO-1 Component 2 may have security issues.  NORC at the University of Chicago has been contracted to conduct the Component 2 EEO-1 Compensation Data Collection. 

9

Jul

2019

The DNA of Human Capital

Author: Heather Nezich

The HR Research Institute and HR.com recently released a new report entitled “The DNA of Human Capital: Trends Report 2019.” The report breaks down 12 critical traits crucial to the human capital of an organization.

1

Jul

2019

Quick Hits - July 3, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Fishing while on FMLA supports firing: Union Pacific Railroad (UP) was justified in firing an employee who took Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and then appeared in a co-worker's Facebook live video of a fishing trip on one of the days he was out, a California district court said (Dunger v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, et. al., No. 18-cv-6374 (C.D. Calif. June 3, 2019)). 

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Jun

2019

Quick Hits - June 26, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

EEOC expects to open pay data collection July 15: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is on track to start collecting employers’ EEO-1 payroll data next month, the agency said in a Washington, D.C., federal court filing. 

18

Jun

2019

Quick Hits - June 19, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Turnover will continue at higher rates in 2019:  According to the 2019 Emerging Workforce Study commissioned by Spherion, 29% of employees are planning to leave their jobs in the next 12 months. The risk of turnover increases for Millennials, with 38% of this group reporting they are planning to leave their current jobs in the next 12 months.  

11

Jun

2019

Quick Hits - June 12, 2019

Author: Heather Nezich

Walmart calls on feds to increase minimum wage: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon thinks the federal minimum wage is "too low." Now the head of the country's largest private employer is calling on Congress to raise it beyond $7.25 an hour.

4

Jun

2019

Quick Hits - June 5, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Clocking in and out does not prove wage theft claims:  Metal Technologies (MT), a Bloomfield, Indiana manufacturer of automobile parts, employs around 500 workers. Employees filed class and collective actions against MT, alleging violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Indiana wage laws. 

28

May

2019

Quick Hits - May 29, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

EEO-1 pay reporting update: The Trump Administration is appealing the March 4, 2019, D.C. Federal District Court order that vacated the Office of Management and Budget's August 2017 stay of the pay data collection (Component 2) approved in the Obama-era revised EEO-1 Report...

28

May

2019

Does Under Utilization of Vacation Time Help or Hinder an Organization?

Author: Susan Chance

As we head into summer most of us are dreaming of taking time off to enjoy the warm weather and the pursuits that come with it. We get excited about having an extra day or two off for the long holiday weekends, but is an extra day or two enough to truly recharge our batteries?

28

May

2019

Women are More Productive in Warmer Offices

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

More often than not women complain about feeling cold at much higher rates than men, and there are several scientific reasons behind this fact.  Women typically have a lower metabolic rate that results in being colder at rest.

21

May

2019

Workplaces’ Biggest Distractions

Author: Jason Rowe

More than half of Gen Z (55%) and Millennials (56%) say they want open offices, despite the associated distractions, according to a new study from Future Workplace commissioned by unified communications company Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT). The findings highlight how the four generations at work today think about their workplace environments, including what drives productivity, how they function in the office, and how they handle distraction.

21

May

2019

Quick Hits - May 22, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Any immigration reform will include E-Verify requirement:  Mandating E-Verify may come as a part of the White House's plan to overhaul the immigration system, McClatchy reported. The administration declined to address the E-Verify proposal, but a senior official told McClatchy that "the priority was on stopping illegal entry into the country and protecting Americans."  

14

May

2019

Summer Hour Programs on the Rise

Author: Kristen Cifolelli

While the weather recently hasn’t exactly been warm, Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and it marks the unofficial start of summer.  As the rain will eventually (we hope) start to let up, the attention of many employees will turn to thoughts of getting outdoors, spending more time with family, and having some downtime to unplug and recharge.  One benefit that is dramatically on the rise are employers who have implemented a summer hours program.
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