There is always something to be grateful for. Whether this time of year has you pondering gratitude or pumpkin pie, there is only one that is beneficial to your overall health and organization year-round. Sorry, it is not the pie.
Earlier in the year ASE shared information on the pending law that would redact dates of birth from court records. The law, that was to take effect July 1, 2021, was postponed until January 1, 2022. This change would have made it difficult, if not impossible, to conduct criminal record checks in the State of Michigan.
This September, 4.4 million workers quit their jobs. The highest month of quits on record. You would have to be in a cave not to have heard about the general labor shortage employers have been dealing with. I have not heard any ASE members state that they are not looking for workers in recent months, if not longer.
If the majority were to get their way, the answer would be yes. Some states, such as California, have a form of paid family leave, but funding on a country-wide legislative mandate is still up in the air. A number of issues arise from the length of family leave to the vehicle to provide payments to the breadth of family leave – all daunting issues.
Last Thursday OSHA released notice it was publishing its Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for employer mandated vaccinations. The ETS covers organizations over 100 in employment size. The effective date of the ETS will be December 5th, and the date for vaccinations will start 60 days from last Friday or January 4, 2022. Following the ETS vaccination deadline the White House modified its deadline for federal contractors to the same date – 1/4/2022.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, remote work has been the biggest trend impacting the way businesses operate. There is one growing group of workers: digital nomads. These are people who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle. Unlike regular remote workers, who tend to stay in one place or shuttle back and forth between their home and a vacation retreat, digital nomads travel and explore the world while working.
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