19

Sep

2017

Take Care of Yourself by Helping to Take Care of Others

Author: Chance,Susan

Greek philosopher Plato once said, “Happiness springs from doing good and helping others,” and recent studies have shown that he was right. When you volunteer, you improve your health.  And if you volunteer with others, you improve your relationships. 

19

Sep

2017

Quick Hits - September 20, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

Google sued for pay discrimination: A class action suit filed Thursday against Google Inc. claims the tech company systemically pays women less than men in similar jobs and also enables unequal promotions and opportunities for male and female workers.

12

Sep

2017

Quick Hits - September 13, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

SME employers recognizing healthcare is important recruitment/retention tool:  Since 2008, the percentage of employers with 1,000 or more employees offering healthcare coverage has been consistently near or above 99%.  It reached 99.8% in 2016.  

5

Sep

2017

Quick Hits - September 6, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

Spousal jealousy gives rise to gender discrimination claim: A New York Appellate decision found that firing an employee for being sexually attractive states a claim for gender discrimination - 

29

Aug

2017

Quick Hits - August 30, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

OMB delays EEO-1 pay reporting requirements: The Office of Management Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs announced yesterday evening that the pay reporting requirement of the EEO-1 will be delayed and not required in the March 31, 2018 EEO-1 reporting cycle. However, federal contractors still must file the VETS 4212 report by September 30, 2017.

29

Aug

2017

Performance Management and Proper Documentation - HR’s Golden Rules

Author: Anthony Kaylin

One of the biggest disciplinary issues HR encounters is a lack of performance or discipline documentation on an employee that a manager wants to terminate.  It is very difficult for HR to proceed with a termination request when the employee has only stellar performance reviews in her file.

29

Aug

2017

First, Do No Harm

Author: Chance,Susan

Medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath in an important step to becoming a doctor. One of the most well-known premises of that oath is, “first, do no harm.” That is a good oath for any profession and is certainly something to be considered in background screening.

22

Aug

2017

Quick Hits - August 23, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

OSHA to delay electronic record keeping rule until December 1: OSHA had proposed to delay the compliance date of the electronic record keeping portion of the new record keeping regulation, known as “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017 in order to allow OSHA “the opportunity to further review and consider the rule.”

22

Aug

2017

Should an Employer Fire a Worker that Engages in Extreme Off-duty Activity or Speech?

Author: Michael Burns

With the racist rallies in Charlottesville resulting in a death and a multitude of injuries, the nation is taking a hard look at hate speech and those that express extreme or controversial views on issues of politics, race, gender, ethnicity, religion or any social or belief issues that polarize. This introspection is entering the workplace as employers ask whether they have to tolerate or even employ someone that holds and expresses extreme views – even if not communicated in the...

15

Aug

2017

Study Projects Over 8 Million U.S. Jobs Will be Created in the Next Five Years

Author: Michael Burns

CareerBuilder recently published a study that sees 8.1 million new jobs being added to the U.S. between this year and 2022. This will be slightly offset due to projections that in the same time frame over 302,000 jobs will go away. This creates a net U.S. job growth of 5% over the next five years. 

15

Aug

2017

Quick Hits - August 16, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

More people are working side jobs:  According to new CareerBuilder research, nearly a third of workers (32 percent) are working side jobs – compared to 29% last year.

8

Aug

2017

Quick Hits - August 9, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

Most employees believe employers should not ask about salary history:  According to a new survey from Glassdoor, more than half of U.S. workers (53%) believe employers should not ask candidates about their current or past salary history when negotiating a job offer.

1

Aug

2017

Quick Hits - August 2, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

Is the repeal of the ACA dead?  Don’t count anything out.  It may be that a bill will still be passed.  More likely, a bipartisan approach could be taken to shore up the weaknesses in the current system, although the Republicans still want to repeal the employer mandate. 

1

Aug

2017

Biometrics – Is Life Imitating Art?

Author: Chance,Susan

Biometrics have long been used in science fiction on television and in the movies. Back in 1966 Star Trek started using voice id, then moved on to retina scans, basic vitals, and face recognition.  The Starship Enterprise was not alone. Other famous sci-fi adventures such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Back to the Future 2, Robo Cop, and I Robot – to name a few – have also used biometrics for their characters to gain access to secure places and information.  Life has begun...

25

Jul

2017

Quick Hits - July 26, 2017

Author: ASE Staff

New I-9 now available: USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17.
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