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Jul

2019

Quick Hits - July 10, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

To comply or not comply with EEO-1 Component 2 reporting:  It appears that filing the EEO-1 Component 2 may have security issues.  NORC at the University of Chicago has been contracted to conduct the Component 2 EEO-1 Compensation Data Collection. 

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Jul

2019

Quick Hits - July 3, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Fishing while on FMLA supports firing: Union Pacific Railroad (UP) was justified in firing an employee who took Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and then appeared in a co-worker's Facebook live video of a fishing trip on one of the days he was out, a California district court said (Dunger v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, et. al., No. 18-cv-6374 (C.D. Calif. June 3, 2019)). 

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Jun

2019

Quick Hits - June 26, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

EEOC expects to open pay data collection July 15: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is on track to start collecting employers’ EEO-1 payroll data next month, the agency said in a Washington, D.C., federal court filing. 

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Jun

2019

Quick Hits - June 19, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Turnover will continue at higher rates in 2019:  According to the 2019 Emerging Workforce Study commissioned by Spherion, 29% of employees are planning to leave their jobs in the next 12 months. The risk of turnover increases for Millennials, with 38% of this group reporting they are planning to leave their current jobs in the next 12 months.  

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Jun

2019

Quick Hits - June 5, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Clocking in and out does not prove wage theft claims:  Metal Technologies (MT), a Bloomfield, Indiana manufacturer of automobile parts, employs around 500 workers. Employees filed class and collective actions against MT, alleging violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Indiana wage laws. 

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May

2019

Quick Hits - May 29, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

EEO-1 pay reporting update: The Trump Administration is appealing the March 4, 2019, D.C. Federal District Court order that vacated the Office of Management and Budget's August 2017 stay of the pay data collection (Component 2) approved in the Obama-era revised EEO-1 Report...

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May

2019

Quick Hits - May 22, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Any immigration reform will include E-Verify requirement:  Mandating E-Verify may come as a part of the White House's plan to overhaul the immigration system, McClatchy reported. The administration declined to address the E-Verify proposal, but a senior official told McClatchy that "the priority was on stopping illegal entry into the country and protecting Americans."  

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May

2019

Quick Hits - May 15, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Best job in HR is recruiting: According to Glassdoor's list of the jobs with the highest levels of satisfaction, recruiting managers are number one.   Although recruiters may be shouldering a greater workload than ever trying to find talented candidates in a tight labor market, they’re very satisfied with their jobs, nonetheless. 

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May

2019

Quick Hits - May 8, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

The federal budget fight is on:  Given that President Trump wants to shrink the government and the House democrats are opposing that effort, there is no surprise that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies introduced a bill that provides a total of $13.3 billion in discretionary appropriations... 

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Apr

2019

Quick Hits - May 1, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

"Motherhood penalty" and "fatherhood premium" still prevalent: Many working women feel like they are being pushed out of their jobs when they become pregnant, while new fathers often get a boost in their careers, researchers say.  

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Apr

2019

Quick Hits - April 24, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

PayScale reports real wages are down 0.8% and 0.4% in Detroit: PayScale just released the latest data for the PayScale Index, which tracks quarterly and annual trends in compensation and provides a wage forecast for the coming quarter. 

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Apr

2019

Quick Hits - April 17, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Employers broaden impact of diversity and inclusion:  Employers are taking a broader view of inclusion and diversity, and a growing number are now embedding their inclusion and diversity objectives into workplace culture and benefit programs, (e.g., health care, retirement, voluntary benefits, and perks), as well as employee pay and wellbeing initiatives. This, according to research from Willis Towers Watson’s 2019 Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey.   

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Apr

2019

Quick Hits - April 10, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

MPML 'Adopt and Amend' question to be heard by Michigan Supreme Court:  The Supreme Court announced it will hold oral arguments in July on the requests from the House and Senate for an advisory opinion regarding the constitutionality of the adopt and amend strategy used last session on the minimum wage and paid sick time laws (MPML).  

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Apr

2019

Quick Hits - April 3, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Supreme Court being asked to rule on web accessible company sites:  The Supreme Court is being petitioned by Dominos to decide whether ADA website/mobile app accessibility lawsuits violate due process.  

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Mar

2019

Quick Hits - March 27, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

PMLA and MI Minimum Wage posters:  If you need a copy of the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) poster, click here.  If you need a copy of the Michigan Minimum Wage poster, click here.

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Mar

2019

Quick Hits - March 20, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

More employees have shorter tenures at employers: The Employee Benefit Research Institute's newest study, "Trends in Employee Tenure, 1983–2018," finds the percentage of wage and salary workers ages 20 or older that had one year or less of tenure with their current employer increased from 17.4% in 2010 to 20.5% in 2018. 

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Mar

2019

Quick Hits - March 13, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

EEO-1 Component 1 reporting season starts March 18:  The EEOC sent out a press release on March 8 and 9 stating that it will officially open the 2018 EEO-1 survey (aka Component 1) on March 18, 2019. 

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Feb

2019

Quick Hits - February 27, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

More prospective employees rejecting first offer salaries:  55% of employees negotiated salary the last time they received job offers before accepting them, according to staffing firm Robert Half. That's an impressive 16-point jump from a similar survey conducted a year prior. 

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Feb

2019

Quick Hits - February 20, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Still can’t find workers? The number of available jobs exceeded unemployed Americans by 1 million at end of 2018, according to the Labor Department.  That's the highest level of available jobs on record dating back to 2000.  

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Feb

2019

Quick Hits - February 13, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Michigan Paid Sick Leave Poster now available: Effective March 29, 2019, the Paid Medical Leave Act, 2018 PA 338, as amended, requires covered employers to display the new poster in a conspicuous place that is accessible to eligible employees.  Click here for a copy of the poster.

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Feb

2019

Quick Hits - February 6, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

EEO-1 reporting opening in March:  Due to the partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the EEO-1 has been postponed until early March 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended until May 31, 2019. 

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Jan

2019

Quick Hits - January 30, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

It’s OSHA time again: For employers who are required to maintain work-related injury and illness records, it’s that time of year again. Employers covered by OSHA’s recordkeeping rule are required to prepare and post the OSHA Form 300A, “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses,” beginning February 1 and keep the form posted until April 30. 

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Jan

2019

Quick Hits - January 23, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

EEO-1 reporting likely delayed:  With the partial government shutdown impacting the EEOC, it is likely that the EEO-1 reporting will be delayed. The EEOC had apparently planned to open the 2018 EEO-1 filing website during the second or third week of January 2019, with a planned filing deadline of March 31, 2019

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Jan

2019

Quick Hits - January 16, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

Governor Whitmer signs executive directive expanding equal opportunity with the state: On January 7, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2019-9 focused on assuring equal opportunity in state employment, contracting, grant and loan programs, and the provision of state services.   

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Jan

2019

Quick Hits - January 9, 2019

Author: ASE Staff

IRS releases new travel rates:  The IRS has released the optional standard mileage rates for 2019. The standard mileage rates for 2019 are 58 cents per mile for business uses, 20 cents per mile for medical uses, and 14 cents per mile for charitable uses.  
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