In May 2019, JP Morgan Chase reached a tentative settlement of $5 million dollars to resolve a class action lawsuit alleging the bank’s parental leave policy was biased against dads. It is the largest recorded settlement in a U.S. parental leave discrimination complaint.
55% percent of organizations in North America will offer their employees “Summer Fridays” this year, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. This is a 9% increase from the number of North American organizations that offered Summer Fridays in 2018.
Holding both leaders and employees accountable is one of the biggest challenges in the workplace. In fact, in a recent CEO Benchmarking Report by The Predictive Index, 18% of CEOs surveyed said “holding people accountable” was their biggest weakness.
Xifeng Wu, an award-winning epidemiologist and naturalized American citizen, quietly stepped down as director of the Center for Public Health and Translational Genomics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center after a three-month investigation into her professional ties in China. When she came to the Anderson Center, she had been encouraged to develop and collaborate with Chinese institutions.
Some drug test results return as “dilute.” While a result of “positive dilute” is a positive result, a test that shows “negative dilute” does not necessarily mean the test is negative.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals whose jurisdiction includes Michigan, ruled against a machine parts manufacturer last August when it overturned a lower court decision that held an employee’s severance agreement barred her lawsuit alleging Title VII discrimination and violation of the Equal Pay Act.
Consider the following scenario. An employee is injured (whether at work or outside of work) and sees a doctor. When the employee returns, the employee provides a doctor note with work restrictions because of the underlying condition of the injury.
ASE receives many calls regarding assessment tools to evaluate employment candidates. There are many testing instruments in the market that test for job skills, intellectual acumen, and candidate-to-job personality fit.
It seems like a never-ending quest for employers to figure out what young workers are looking for and what they value. With nearly two million students projected to graduate with degrees this year, they are having to evaluate their employment opportunities and the benefits that they offer.
Late last year Michigan passed a minimum wage increase that increased this state’s minimum wage for the next 10 years. It also passed the Paid Medical Leave Act requiring employers with over 50 employees to provide five paid days off.
Last year SHRM CEO, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. launched a national conversation surrounding the need to close the skills gap – a critical issue that affects all employers and employees.
A recent study by Payscale entitled Why They Quit You shows the top reason employees leave their job is a bigger paycheck. However, when employees were asked what attracted them to a new position, ‘the opportunity to do more meaningful work’ was the most common response.
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?
In response to Michigan becoming only the tenth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, ASE is now sponsoring a class to train supervisors, managers, HR professionals, and others to address reasonable suspicion behavior. Despite marijuana use being legalized in Michigan, employers have control to prohibit an employee from being under the influence of marijuana, just like alcohol, at work.
According to a recent survey by Shiftboard, what workers want most, even more than increased pay, is more control over their time. The ability to influence their work schedules significantly affects job satisfaction, which can have a significant impact on employee retention. 49% of hourly workers would be willing to take a reasonable pay cut for more control over their schedule.
New research from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) finds that employers are struggling to support employees with mental health and substance abuse issues and aren’t confident in their ability to provide appropriate accommodations.
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.
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