ASE is monitoring both Michigan law and employer policy and practices in response to the legalization of marijuana in this state. Though Michigan has joined a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana use, employers do not have to change their policies against the use of marijuana if they are satisfied with how their policies and practices are working.
The 2019 Hiscox Ageism in the Workplace Study™, revealed that 21% of U.S. workers age 40 and older have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to their age, and respondents believe they're most likely to experience it at age 51. The study also found that 62% of all workers did not receive any form of age discrimination training in the previous 12 months.
Companies must keep up with the ever changing “Ban the Box” legislation and other laws around background screening, and now there is the First Step Act that adds another layer of considerations for criminal histories on background checks. Employers have a lot to think about when using information from those records in employment decisions.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), while employee burnout is not yet considered a medical condition, it is an “occupational phenomenon” and a diagnosable condition.
Many companies, union and nonunion, have point attendance policies. The following is instructive on how to approach reduction of points when FMLA leave is applied.
It is no secret that happy employees lead to the success of an organization. However, what seems like it can be a secret is how to keep employees happy and satisfied so that they enjoy coming to work and are productive. In order to attract and retain talent, employers need to continually be evaluating their benefit offerings and introducing new benefits that today’s employees value.
Vets 4212 season starting: Federal contractors and subcontractors required to report VETS 4212 can start the reporting. The portal is now open.
Ron Kagan is CEO of the Detroit Zoological Society, an advocate and activist for nature conservation and animal welfare, and an ASE board member. ASE recently spoke with Ron to learn more about his career path, the Detroit Zoo, and how he views the role of HR.
A new Portland State University study suggests that bullying bosses can negatively impact workplace safety. Bosses’ behaviors can strengthen or weaken employees’ sense of belonging to the work group by supporting or undermining their status within the group, potentially setting into motion certain consequences.
When an employee is single-focused, demeaning at times, and generally not pleasant to be around, from a business standpoint, that person would likely be on the shortlist to termination. Yet, many times they are not, especially when they are successful. The greater the success, the more they are tolerated.
It makes sense to check on the qualifications of an independent contractor just as you would an employee, right? After all, you are letting a new individual enter your workplace. It would seem prudent to make sure they can do the job and check for any security concerns. Should an employment background check be run?
If you are in the healthcare business, you should be familiar with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Exclusions List. The list is made up of individuals and entities which are excluded from federally funded health care programs.
How difficult is it to find that employee who enhances the performance of others in the organization? Employers are turning to organization network analysis to discover who these employees are. These employees may not be the publicized or recognized leaders, but just those who make other employees do better.
A new survey from CareerBuilder shows employees are split on how they feel about their current job: 50% feel like they have a career while the remaining 50% feel like they have just a job. In addition, 32% of employees plan to change jobs this year. What is causing this lack of dedication?
Marijuana use legalization continues to sweep across the United States. Michigan adopted recreational marijuana use late in 2018, and the state is awaiting commercial licensing approval for the sale of marijuana. Illinois is expecting to pass recreational marijuana use next year, and the New York Times (NYT) sees New York and New Jersey following suit in the near future.
How does your organization’s healthcare benefits compare to other Michigan employers? Find out with ASE’s recently released 2019 Healthcare Insurance Benefits Survey. The annual survey examines the premiums, deductibles, and co-pays of employer-sponsored health plans as well as wellness benefits and cost control strategies.
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