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Top 5 Items Your Training Room Needs TODAY!

24 January 2023

Top 5 Items Your Training Room Needs TODAY!

Author: Clifton Clarke

Have you ever entered a classroom and immediately started yawning?  How about trying to pay attention and you can’t stop staring at notes on the flip chart from the last class?  Whether too much or too little decoration, to keep your audience engaged and fresh, you’ll need the right mix of decoration and stimuli to pull off an incredible learning experience.  Here are the top 5 tips to achieve that.

Employees Seek Additional Financial Wellness Training

24 January 2023

Employees Seek Additional Financial Wellness Training

Author: Heather Nezich

Due to inflation, 78% of employees want more support from their companies, and getting financial wellness benefits at work is important to 77% of U.S. employees across industries, according to a new survey from TalentLMS.

Union Membership Drops to 10.1% of the U.S. Workforce in 2022

24 January 2023

Union Membership Drops to 10.1% of the U.S. Workforce in 2022

Author: Michael Burns

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that union membership continues its over 40-year decline. Union membership in 2022 declined to 10.1% of U.S. workforce down from 10.3% in 2021. That said, total union membership rose by 273,000 to about 14.3 million workers. But, because of the number of U.S. wage and salary workers (most non-union) grew by 5.3 million workers the reported union membership as a percentage of that total workforce continued to show a decline.

U.S. Department of Labor to Require Labor Advisors for all its Agencies

24 January 2023

U.S. Department of Labor to Require Labor Advisors for all its Agencies

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Marty Walsh and White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young issued a joint memo to the heads of executive departments and agencies directing them to designate “labor advisors.”  The purpose of the labor advisors is to assist in the strengthening of implementation and review of Federal contract labor and employment practices based on recommendations from the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing...
Quick Hits - January 25, 2023

24 January 2023

Quick Hits - January 25, 2023

Author: ASE Staff

Federal Contractors, OFCCP’s Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL) is out:  On January 20, 2023, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published the latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for supply & service contractors, which is comprised of 500 federal contractors and subcontractors. 

Does Your Handbook Need a 2023 Refresh?

17 January 2023

Does Your Handbook Need a 2023 Refresh?

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Updating your employee handbook is a critical annual initiative for an HR department.  It ensures compliance with industry standards and federal and state laws.  

Are Your Managers an Asset?

17 January 2023

Are Your Managers an Asset?

Author: Tom Jackson

One of the top five reasons employees leave jobs is because they don’t like their immediate boss. So, with an estimated 25-40% percent of employees saying they would like to change jobs in 2023, it might be a good time to assess what kind of frontline managers your company has.

4 Steps for Employers to Curb the Spread of COVID’s Most Contagious Mutation Yet

17 January 2023

4 Steps for Employers to Curb the Spread of COVID’s Most Contagious Mutation Yet

Author: Heather Nezich

As we enter the new year, and the fourth year of the pandemic, the COVID-19 virus continues to mutate. Two new Omicron subvariants, known as XBB and XBB.1.5 – unofficially nicknamed “Kraken” by some scientists – have emerged as the most transmissible strains to date. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that these new strains account for close to 50% of current COVID-19 infections and are leading to a spike in infections.
Check Your Limitations of Action Agreement – If You Use One

17 January 2023

Check Your Limitations of Action Agreement – If You Use One

Author: Michael Burns

What is a statute of limitations agreement? In the employment context, this is an agreement between the employer and employee that states the employee agrees to bring any claims against the employer within a specific period of time after employment.

Healthcare a Key to Retention of Employees

17 January 2023

Healthcare a Key to Retention of Employees

Author: Anthony Kaylin

A new survey by Forbes found that 8% of respondents left a job they liked to seek better health insurance. Another 20% decided to get a full-time job instead of a part-time job so they could get coverage. 31% of respondents with employer-sponsored insurance said they stayed with a job they disliked for the company’s health insurance. 

Quick Hits - January 18, 2023

17 January 2023

Quick Hits - January 18, 2023

Author: ASE Staff

Telehealth flexibility extended two more years: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 has extended telehealth flexibility for two years. These provisions are now set to expire December 31, 2024, for calendar-year plans.

Federal Trade Commission Proposes Elimination of Non-Compete Agreements

10 January 2023

Federal Trade Commission Proposes Elimination of Non-Compete Agreements

Author: Michael Burns

Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) blew the proverbial lifeguard whistle on employer non-compete agreements and said they were going to order “everybody out of the pool.”

What is Keeping HR up at Night?

10 January 2023

What is Keeping HR up at Night?

Author: Heather Nezich

A survey conducted by Human Resource Executive (HRE) in late 2022 revealed that the top five things keeping HR up at night includes hiring and retention, stress, culture, technology, and learning and development.

Be Careful if Laying Off H-1B Employees

10 January 2023

Be Careful if Laying Off H-1B Employees

Author: Anthony Kaylin

In a time when labor hoarding is occurring in some sectors, yet in others, layoffs are happening, employers with H-1Bs need to follow a process or it could be a costly mistake in which an H-1B is not found to be properly terminated.

 

Changes to Know About in California Background Checking Law

10 January 2023

Changes to Know About in California Background Checking Law

Author: Susan Chance

California is once again looking at making changes to how employers can use information from background checks in employment decisions. The California Civil Rights Department’s Civil Right Council released their most recent draft of changes to their Fair Employment and Housing Ace (FEHA) this past December. This update addresses proposed changes to the use of criminal history for employment decisions.

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