30

Jun

2020

Quick Hits - July 1, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

Watch out for UIA scams:  As many Michiganders are facing challenges in applying for and obtaining unemployment benefits, some are turning to social media seeking help or answers to questions.  

30

Jun

2020

Outside Sales Exemption Gets Three DOL Opinion Letter Reviews

Author: Michael Burns

In the world of Wage and Hour law exemption determination there is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that is the law on what jobs are “exempt” from most recordkeeping and payment of overtime for work over 40 hours in a week.

30

Jun

2020

Organizations Increased Upskilling/Reskilling Efforts During COVID-19

Author: Heather Nezich

A new study conducted by TalentLMS and Workable, in collaboration with Training Journal, revealed that almost half of the surveyed companies have stepped up their upskilling and reskilling efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, 42% of employees pursued additional training on their own.

30

Jun

2020

Step Up Against Hiring Discrimination

Author: Sheila Hoover

As talent acquisition professionals, we are all trained to hire the candidate who best fits the position description and company culture, no matter what race, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sexual preference the candidate is.  We know the consequences of not hiring the best skilled candidate because of bias in the workplace.  But do we really step up to ensure it does not happen?

30

Jun

2020

The Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Decision Impacts Employer Sponsored Health Plans

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Last month’s Bostock decision ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ rights.  This decision has a number of subtle impacts that employers need to be cognizant of, including compensation and by extension employer sponsored health plans.

23

Jun

2020

Quick Hits - June 24, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

Antibody tests cannot be required for return to work per EEOC:  The EEOC provided a new FAQ regarding antibody testing.  

23

Jun

2020

Be Aware of State Laws Surrounding Criminal History Regarding Marijuana

Author: Susan Chance

Marijuana is still an illegal substance at the federal level. However, at the state level there are only eight states that have not made marijuana use legal to some degree. The biggest majority of states have legalized marijuana at the medical use level. There are 11 states which have decriminalized the use of marijuana for medical or recreational use. This can affect past criminal records.

23

Jun

2020

Employees Under 59 ½ Can Take Retirement Plan Distributions Without Penalty Under CARES Act

Author: Michael Burns

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This law allows retirement plan participants access to their retirement plans through plan account distributions and loans that do not suffer the 10% penalty tax usually assessed for early distributions from plans. 

23

Jun

2020

10 Best Practices for Employee Communication During a Crisis

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Employers can earn the trust of their employees through timely and accurate communication.  But how to communicate and how much is a question that came up in a recent ASE Member Roundtable regarding COVID-19 in the workplace.

23

Jun

2020

Professionals Hesitant to Return to the Office as the Nation Begins to Reopen

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a new Korn Ferry survey, even when they are cleared to do so, many professionals say they will not be going back to the office, with half saying they are afraid to return.

23

Jun

2020

“No-Label” Explosion Versus Diversity in the Workforce

Author: Anthony Kaylin

It seems we are living in an age where 1960’s racial and gender reporting requirements are archaic.  More workers are not identifying themselves by race/ethnicity and/or gender when applying for positions or when onboarding.

16

Jun

2020

10 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged

Author: Jason Rowe

Restrictions have started to lift, and employers have begun the process of reopening their offices and recalling employees from their home offices. But for those employees that remain remote, here are 10 ways to keep them engaged.

16

Jun

2020

Social Distancing in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

OSHA recently released guidelines for implementing social distancing in the workplace.  Employees must maintain six feet distance between themselves at all times – sometimes easier said than done.

16

Jun

2020

Employer COVID-19 Screening Confidentiality

Author: Michael Burns

As we enter the next stage of re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, employee screening is a critical event. Employers electing to screen employees in any number of fashions (temperature check, questionnaire, and more formal testing) all have an important responsibility – that of confidentiality.

16

Jun

2020

Supreme Court Rules That Title VII Covers LGBTQ Employees

Author: Anthony Kaylin

In a surprising six-three decision written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ rights (Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia, No. 17-1618 (June 15, 2020)).  Before the decision, 21 states had their own laws prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and seven more provided that protection only to public employees.  Michigan does not provide any...
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