OFCCP extends deadline for EEO-1 Type 2 report objections to October 19: OFCCP announced an intention to produce federal contractors’ Type 2 EEO-1 data in response to a FOIA request from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).
Is there a growing drug problem in the workplace? With the legalization of marijuana in many states, drug use appears to be growing for young working age employees. Marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults has reached a new high.
And you wonder why you cannot find employees: Detroit unemployment rate dropped 1.1% to 3.5%. Grand Rapids is 3.6%. Maybe you need to look at other areas in the state-unemployment rates range from 4-6%. Flint is at 6.7%, Muskegon at 6.2%. Even Ann Arbor is at 4%. Source BLS 8/31/22
ICE is moving to permanent review of I-9 forms remotely: The federal government has moved to permanently allow employers to review Form I-9 identification documents remotely, according to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published August 18.
Michigan’s unemployment rate is down to 4.2%: A drop of 2% since July 2021.
VETS 4212 reporting cycle has begun: Starting last week, the VETS 4212 reporting cycle is on. For more information, go to VETS-4212 Federal Contractor Reporting | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov). This report applies to any federal contractor or subcontractor with $150,000 or more in contracts regardless of the number of employees
Are Millennials utilizing employers’ saving plans? Likely not. According to Bank of America’s “2022 Financial Life Benefits Impact Report,” despite 58% of eligible employees participating in a 401(k) plan, 61% of them contributed below $5,000 last year. The study also found that fewer than one in 10 participants’ contributions reached the ceiling on elective deferrals, under IRS Section 402(g)—that is, $19,500, last year.
Do you feel like you are always on? Join the crowd: The ability to disconnect from work remains elusive for many professionals, according to survey data published this week by Fishbowl, a Glassdoor-owned social platform.
OMB looking to change demographic collection requirements: Dr. Karin Orvis, the U.S. Chief Statistician and Branch Chief for Statistical and Science Policy at OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, will be updating OMB Directive 15 or as known by its technical title: “Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity.”
Wondering why we cannot find talent? Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.2% to 4.3% over the past year. In Detroit area surprisingly, 4.6%. Source: BLS 6/17/22
Resignations are estimated at 41% in 2021: The U.S. job market may be cooling down, but Aon survey data shows that the Great Resignation had a real impact on employers throughout the past year, the global professional services firm said in a June 2 statement.
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