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Do You know What Employees Expect from Their Employer?  It’s Changed.

20 October 2020

Do You know What Employees Expect from Their Employer? It’s Changed.

Author: Heather Nezich

Employees are prioritizing their safety, security, and personal values over money and titles according to the results of the Worker Value Survey, conducted by WorldatWork. The study of more than 5,400 working professionals uncovered significant workplace shifts and reflects the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns and social issues.

Michigan COVID Employer Safety Rules Rolled Out

20 October 2020

Michigan COVID Employer Safety Rules Rolled Out

Author: Michael Burns

October 5th the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued an emergency order addressing public gatherings and masking rules. On October 24th, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Agency (MIOSHA) issued emergency rules addressing workplace safety. Both were issued to replace Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders going back to March 2020.

If There is Sexual Harassment, There is Also Retaliation

20 October 2020

If There is Sexual Harassment, There is Also Retaliation

Author: Anthony Kaylin

In a recent survey by Time’s Up and the National Women’s Law Center, seven in 10 people (72%) who report sexual harassment faced some form of retaliation, including termination, lawsuits for defamation, and denied promotions.  The report is based on 3,317 requests for legal help submitted to Time's Up between January 1, 2018, and April 30, 2020.  In addition, one-third of workers (36%) said they experienced physical harassment, sexual assault, or rape. About 1 in 5 (18%)...
Parenting During the Pandemic

20 October 2020

Parenting During the Pandemic

Author: Kevin Marrs

According to Cleo, a parenting benefits company, working parents in the U.S. are losing a cumulative 720 million hours each week to stress, anxiety, and caregiving.  This is according to their State of Working Parents Study published in late September.
Quick Hits - October 21, 2020

20 October 2020

Quick Hits - October 21, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

Daylight Savings Time ends November 1: When clocks are turned back an hour in the early morning on November 1st, workers on the midnight shift at that time will actually work an extra hour. Assuming that these workers are nonexempt employees, meaning that they are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...
Onboarding a Remote Workforce

13 October 2020

Onboarding a Remote Workforce

Author: Sheila Hoover

According to research by Glassdoor, great employee onboarding can improve employee retention by 82% and boost productivity by more than 70%.  Employee performance improves and turnover is reduced, which gives organizations a key advantage over their competition.

2020 is the Year of Growth Mindset

13 October 2020

2020 is the Year of Growth Mindset

Author: Linda Olejniczak

In today's constant state of change, we are all looking for ways to grow, adapt, and remain resilient amid uncertainty. A growth mindset thrives on change, challenges, and sees failure as an acceptable part of an organization’s culture and a springboard for growth and developing skills and abilities.  A fixed mindset stresses that risk should be avoided, and failure is not an option.  2020 is a growth mindset kind of year. It has presented organizations with multiple...
Politics and Election Day Employer Practices and Rights

13 October 2020

Politics and Election Day Employer Practices and Rights

Author: Michael Burns

As our national election day approaches on Tuesday, November 3rd, some employers, in addition to providing time off (paid or unpaid) to vote are providing other perks. Starbucks, with over 200,000 employees in the U.S., is offering free transportation to the polls. The coast to coast coffee shop’s program provides a free one-way Lyft ride for employees voting, volunteering as a poll worker, or just to drop off a ballot at the post office.
Study Shows That Managers are Carrying the Weight of the Pandemic

13 October 2020

Study Shows That Managers are Carrying the Weight of the Pandemic

Author: Heather Nezich

A new study, Workplaces in Crisis: Employee Care Still Missing the Mark, was recently released by an employee experience software company, Limeade. The study revisits the Limeade 2020 Employee Care Report from March, comparing results from before the pandemic with today. The findings reveal how COVID-19 has impacted employee burnout, emotional health, overall well-being, and engagement – and how both managers and companies are falling short on showing employees they authentically care.
H-1B Program Experiencing Major Changes

13 October 2020

H-1B Program Experiencing Major Changes

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Earlier this year, the administration had an executive order which limited the number of H-1Bs for the remainder of the calendar year.  On October 6, 2020, the Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security jointly announced an interim final rule (IFR) that would reform the prevailing wage calculation used by DOL in its foreign worker programs.   The rule was published in the Federal Register October 8th.
Quick Hits - October 14, 2020

13 October 2020

Quick Hits - October 14, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

Raises in 2021 unlikely for many workers:  Weaker financial results and uncertainty over the Coronavirus pandemic is driving some companies to abolish pay raises for employees next year — or hand out smaller increases than initially planned.  
What the Future Holds: Pay Reporting to Every State

6 October 2020

What the Future Holds: Pay Reporting to Every State

Author: Anthony Kaylin

On September 30, California’s Governor Newsom signed into law a requirement that California employers would report on pay and hours worked data. The new law requires covered employers to submit their first report, covering 2020 data, by March 31, 2021.  The reporting is similar to the EEO-1 component 2 reporting that was required of all EEO-1 filers and reported on for years 2017 and 2018 in March 2019. 

Working Parents Fear Job Loss During Pandemic

6 October 2020

Working Parents Fear Job Loss During Pandemic

Author: Heather Nezich

More than half of working parents fear being a parent is a strike against them in the workplace during COVID-19. According to the new Catalyst-CNBC survey, The Impact of COVID-19 on Working Parents, nearly 40% of working parents say that their employer does not have enough benefits for parents to support blended or virtual learning amidst the uncertainty of students of all ages returning to school.

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What Does it Mean Now that the Michigan Supreme Court has Found Governor's Pandemic Executive Order Authority Limited?

6 October 2020

What Does it Mean Now that the Michigan Supreme Court has Found Governor's Pandemic Executive Order Authority Limited?

Author: Michael Burns

The Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) issued an opinion (4 - 3 decision) seemingly overturning the 1945 Emergency Powers of Governor Act. The Governor has relied on this law to extend the state of emergency powers past her initial period of implementation. 
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Quick Hits - October 7, 2020

6 October 2020

Quick Hits - October 7, 2020

Author: ASE Staff

COVID-19 testing in Michigan will be free until end of year: Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) have announced that the state has secured agreements from nearly all of the state’s health insurers to waive all out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing and treatments through the end of 2020, including copays, deductibles, and coinsurance. 
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