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
Now that it's 2019, the crystal ball is brought out to provide a glimmer of the future. What should HR expect down the road? How can HR be more proactive and ahead of the curve? In HR, it’s like putting out fires every day, and strategic thinking goes to the wayside when every minute something new and distracting takes precedence. The following are predictions by various seers as to HR in 2019 and beyond.
Michigan interest rates rising: The Michigan interest rate for underpayments and overpayments of taxes has increased from 5.41% to 5.9% for the period of January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. Source: Michigan Department of Treasury, Revenue Administrative Bulletin 2018-23, November 13, 2018
Two more states increase minimum wage: The mid-term elections have ushered in a wage boost for workers in Arkansas and Missouri. Voters approved ballot initiatives that will raise the minimum wage in Arkansas from its current $8.50 an hour to $11.00 an hour in 2021. In Missouri, voters gave the go-ahead to increase the state minimum wage of $7.85 an hour to $12.00 an hour by 2023.
Did you know? The number of job openings hit the highest level on record. The U.S. now has 11 job openings per 10 unemployed persons. While job openings have been rising across the economy, manufacturing, construction, hotels, and restaurants had the highest increases in recent months. The biggest issue for employers is quality of hire. Source: The Wall Street Journal 9/12/18
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