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Apr

2018

Quick Hits - April 25, 2018

Author: ASE Staff

EEO-1 reporting extended to June 1:  With a number of problems reported with the tool as well as customer service, the EEOC has extended the filing deadline to June 1.

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Apr

2018

Quick Hits - April 18, 2018

Author: ASE Staff

Defamation in the air: There’s a reason why corporate HR is tight-lipped about former employees. Calling to check a potential new hire’s reference? Good luck getting more than dates of employment. The reason: defamation. 

10

Apr

2018

Quick Hits - April 11, 2018

Author: ASE Staff

Major disconnect between employees and managers on value of performance reviews: Reflektive, the real-time performance management cloud company, today announced the results of a new study that reveals a massive disconnect between employees’ and business leaders’ perspectives on the current state of performance feedback and management. 

10

Apr

2018

Scheduling Pregnancy Japanese Style?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Americans are often amazed at the various work practices found in other parts of the world.  For many global U.S. companies, it is especially difficult to be local yet remain global in practice and still abide by U.S laws and standards.  Work culture often varies depending on the nationality of the ownership of the company.

3

Apr

2018

Myths Surrounding Background Checks

Author: Susan Chance

Never judge a book by its cover.   When it comes to selecting the best candidates to work for your company, going deeper than just face value should be a routine practice.  Yet, according to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey that outlines myths around background checks, not all companies or workers understand the process.

3

Apr

2018

Quick Hits - April 4, 2018

Author: ASE Staff

Michigan prohibits ban-the-box: Michigan law now prohibits local government entities from implementing so-called “ban-the-box” provisions, under a 2015 law (Public Act 105). 

27

Mar

2018

Quick Hits - March 28, 2018

Author: ASE Staff

DOL budget maintains current spending levels:  The much anticipated budget appropriations for the Department of Labor and its divisions were included within the omnibus. The DOL essentially maintained its current funding levels for FY19, receiving a 1% increase to $12.2B. 

20

Mar

2018

Quick Hits - March 21, 2018

Author: ASE Staff

Look out for OFCCP scheduling letters:  OFCCP previously sent out 1,000 courtesy (CSAL) letters to specific contractor locations generically addressed to the Human Resources Director to inform contractors if they will be audited or not. 

13

Mar

2018

Quick Hits - March 14, 2018

Author: Heather Nezich

Do you have operations in England? Pay equity reporting time coming up soon: The United Kingdom is moving ahead with its pay equity initiative. By no later than April 5, private employers with at least 250 employees in England, Scotland, and Wales must report and publish their pay gap data identifying where there is a gender-based pay gap in different job categories.

6

Mar

2018

Workplace Monitoring Technology Getting Too Close for Comfort

Author: Michael Burns

For each advancement in work monitoring technology, personal privacy dissipates, and legal concerns grow. Security cameras, computer software that monitors keystrokes and computer use, and key fob sensors are now considered old compared to what is now available.

6

Mar

2018

Quick Hits - March 7, 2018

Author: ASE Staff

Time Change coming up March 11th: Set your clocks forward one hour Sunday morning (March 11). 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. 

27

Feb

2018

Quick Hits - February 28, 2018

Author: ASE Staff

Browning-Ferris Industries joint responsibility ruling still good law:  The National Labor Relations Board (3-0, Member Emanuel did not participate) issued an order vacating the Board's decision in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd. and Brandt Construction Co., 365 NLRB No. 156 (2017).

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Feb

2018

Quick Hits - February 21, 2018

Author: ASE Staff

Silver medal recruiting taking hold:  Employers focusing on silver medalists are becoming winners. The term isn’t just for Olympians: It’s what some employers call job candidates they almost hired but passed over for someone else. 

13

Feb

2018

Quick Hits - February 14, 2018

Author: ASE Staff

Offering telemedicine could raise employer issues: Offering telemedicine services to employees can raise a number of legal issues, the most common being compliance with federal laws such as ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA, as well as state laws concerning medical licensure and practice and informed consent.  

13

Feb

2018

When Grammar Matters

Author: Anthony Kaylin

In an interesting case involving exceptions to the overtime law of Maine, a missing comma and a simple conjunction forced a company to settle for $5 million to resolve overtime allegations. The question was simple – In Maine, are drivers distributing milk exempt from overtime?  Maine’s overtime law had an exception for those workers involved in food “canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution.”
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