On March 18th, ASE released a survey that tracked employer’s growing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, launched when there were just 26 confirmed cases in Michigan, provides a comprehensive look at efforts and measures employers have taken or are considering in response to both human resource and business continuity concerns.
With Governor Whitmer’s new executive order, any non-essential employees are now working remotely where possible. Employees are experiencing great stress during this time. As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our nation, it’s important for employers to find ways to boost morale.
DHS is relaxing I-9 Section 2 document physical inspection requirements: ASE was receiving a lot of questions concerning remote work and onboarding of employees. We followed up with the Department of Homeland Security and it has modified its policy during this pandemic time. Specifically, DHS states:
Employers are taking quick action to keep their employees safe from COVID-19 (Coronoavirus). According to the March study of 1,097 adults, a third of respondents say their organizations have a plan in place they are confident about and 43% have a basic plan—even if it is "hastily assembled". Most plans center on remote work and travel restrictions. Specifically:
The Coronavirus pandemic is unlike anything any of us have experienced. ASE is closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state health agencies regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our focus is to meet our members’ needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities healthy and safe.
Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, due in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put on the table. This can also result in a downturn in employee productivity.
Traditional drugs tests can show if a person has ingested marijuana, but not when. This makes it difficult for employers and law enforcement to know if the person was using while at work, while driving, etc. New technology, in the form of a breathalyzer, is coming.
A strengths-based culture helps organizations attract top talent, bring out the best performance in every employee, and strengthens the organization’s ability to grow. It can strongly differentiate one company from another.
Last week (2/26/2020) the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published its rules on joint employer status following closely with the U.S. Department of Labor rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) published in January of this year.
Facial recognition software is becoming less niche and more prevalent in everyday life. Facial recognition is a biometric technology that uses distinguishable facial features to identify a person. The issue is whether our rights to privacy are outweighed by images found on the internet.
Staying at home may be the best way to get the most done at work, according to a new Korn Ferry survey of professionals regarding working virtually.
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