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Electronic Notice Posting Requirements

12 January 2021

Electronic Notice Posting Requirements

Author: Anthony Kaylin

With more employees working remotely, which may be the norm in the future, questions arise regarding how to ensure compliance with posting requirements.

New Survey Data Reveals ASE Member HR Trends

12 January 2021

New Survey Data Reveals ASE Member HR Trends

Author: Heather Nezich

HR Trends for 2021 are predicted to be broadly the same no matter where you look – DEI initiatives, the growth of remote work, digital transformation, and HR being thrust into the spotlight.  But ASE’s newest report now available in the ASE Member Dashboard, shows how ASE members are responding to those trends.

Background Forms and Processes Housekeeping in the New Year

12 January 2021

Background Forms and Processes Housekeeping in the New Year

Author: Susan Chance

We are about two weeks into the new year, and if you have not already, this is a great time to do some housekeeping regarding your background forms and processes.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Issues Opinion Letter on Remote/Teleworking and Travel Circumstances

12 January 2021

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Issues Opinion Letter on Remote/Teleworking and Travel Circumstances

Author: Michael Burns

Due to the pandemic, remote work is bubbling up new wage and hour issues for employers. Is a non-exempt employee that works from home but must travel into the office during the day legally owed payment for travel time from home to office?

Quick Hits - January 13, 2021

12 January 2021

Quick Hits - January 13, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

EEO-1 reporting dates published by EEOC:  After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1, the 2020 EEO-3, and 2020 EEO-5 Data Collections on May 8, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the collections will open in 2021.  
Executive Order 13950, the Anti-Diversity Training EO, is Enjoined by the Court

5 January 2021

Executive Order 13950, the Anti-Diversity Training EO, is Enjoined by the Court

Author: Heather Nezich

On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order (EO) 13950 titled “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.”  The EO arose because various federal agencies had a private diversity-consulting firm conduct a training session last June titled “Difficult Conversations About Race in Troubling Times.”  This EO is now enjoined as of December 23, 2020 and cannot be enforced by the federal government.
Long-Term Retirement Repercussions of the Pandemic

5 January 2021

Long-Term Retirement Repercussions of the Pandemic

Author: Heather Nezich

One in five U.S. workers (21%) indicate their confidence in their ability to retire comfortably has declined in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and only 27% are very confident that they will be able to fully retire with a comfortable lifestyle, according to a new survey report released by nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS).

Employer Update Regarding COVID Response, Compliance, and Stimulus Regulations

5 January 2021

Employer Update Regarding COVID Response, Compliance, and Stimulus Regulations

Author: Michael Burns

If you have lost track of the legislative and regulatory ins and outs of the federal stimulus package and compliance regulations, here is where we are as of this week.

2021 Compensation Surveys are Launching - Your Data is Appreciated!

5 January 2021

2021 Compensation Surveys are Launching - Your Data is Appreciated!

Author: Jason Rowe

Since 1952, ASE has been committed to providing the highest level of quality surveys to our members, allowing them to attract and retain valuable employees. Maintaining that quality largely depends on achieving robust levels of survey participation by ASE members. With high participation levels, we are able to create a far more substantial database that will allow for a more powerful analysis of the data. This means more meaningful breakouts by industry sector and size categories, leading to...
Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness

5 January 2021

Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Do you start your day sitting quietly, taking a few deep breaths?  Mindfulness practitioners know the importance of recharging to regain productivity.  Mindfulness practices of reflection, openness, and thoughtfulness will have a positive impact on employees and the bottom line.

Quick Hits - January 6, 2021

5 January 2021

Quick Hits - January 6, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Michigan’s minimum wage not rising in 2021:  In December 2020, the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity released a revised wage and hour poster announcing minimum wage rates will remain the same for 2021. 
Business COVID Liability Protections Debated Along with Financial Relief for Unemployed Workers

15 December 2020

Business COVID Liability Protections Debated Along with Financial Relief for Unemployed Workers

Author: Michael Burns

In-house General Counsels were surveyed recently by Morrison & Foerster LLP, and responses indicate that many are bracing for an influx of employment related litigation resulting from the COVID health crisis. 90% of the 80 General Counsel surveyed at global corporations saw wrongful employment practice litigation as the biggest legal risk they foresee.

Emoji Use in Business Communication – The New Norm?

15 December 2020

Emoji Use in Business Communication – The New Norm?

Author: Heather Nezich

It might come as a surprise, but research reveals that emoji are fast becoming a staple in business communications, enhancing employee engagement, speeding interactions, and reducing conflict. 

EEOC is Updating Its Religious Guidelines

15 December 2020

EEOC is Updating Its Religious Guidelines

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seeking public comment on a proposed update to its religious discrimination guidance.  The draft guidance is available for review at https://beta.regulations.gov/document/EEOC-2020-0007-0001. During a public meeting on November 9, the Commission voted (3-2) to publish its proposed changes to the manual.  
Remote Hiring is Here to Stay

15 December 2020

Remote Hiring is Here to Stay

Author: Sheila Hoover

2020 brought Human Resources a multitude of unprecedented issues to manage with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many HR leaders with a bit of trepidation as we look to 2021.  What will go back to normal, what will change, and what will stay the same?  In other words, what’s next?

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