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Think Harassment Isn’t Happening at Your Organization?  Maybe it Just Isn’t Being Reported.

21 September 2021

Think Harassment Isn’t Happening at Your Organization? Maybe it Just Isn’t Being Reported.

Author: Heather Nezich

From sexual harassment to discrimination to power abuse, harassment affects more than just a handful of employees. Harassment deteriorates culture and morale and can lead to psychological discomfort, leaving a job, or lawsuits. Why is this happening? And how can organizations work to prevent harassment before it begins, or hear about issues when they arise?
The COVID-19 Lawsuit Tsunami is Building. Be Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate.

21 September 2021

The COVID-19 Lawsuit Tsunami is Building. Be Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate.

Author: Michael Burns

An interesting report by Fisher Phillips, a management-side law firm that is tracking litigation coming from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on employers, found a big increase in employment lawsuits around COVID-19 situations. Fisher Phillips reports the lawsuits primarily involved remote work, leave, and employment discrimination issues.
Watch Out Nonunion Employers:  NLRB is Again Out to Get You

21 September 2021

Watch Out Nonunion Employers: NLRB is Again Out to Get You

Author: Anthony Kaylin

After four years under a republican administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is now shifting back to the priorities of the Obama Administration.  Unionization is favored, and the NLRB will be pushing the envelope to expand the traditional boundaries of the NLRB.  NLRB General Counsel, Jennifer A. Abruzzo, has issued her first memo—Mandatory Submissions to Advice Memorandum (GC 21-04), which lays out a clear agenda as to the priorities of the Office...
California Moves Forward with Birthdate Redaction

21 September 2021

California Moves Forward with Birthdate Redaction

Author: Susan Chance

Back in June we were gearing up for the new identifier redaction policy that was to go into effect in Michigan on July 1st. This policy would have caused dates of birth to be redacted from court records before those records could be provided to the public. It would also have prohibited court clerks from using date of birth in searches and from verbally verifying dates of birth.

Quick Hits - September 22, 2021

21 September 2021

Quick Hits - September 22, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Will #vaccinated make you more likely to select a candidate from LinkedIn?  A growing trend in LinkedIn is identifying their vaccination status. 
Michigan Going PRO Talent Funds – Include ASE’s Leadership Development Classes in Your Application

14 September 2021

Michigan Going PRO Talent Funds – Include ASE’s Leadership Development Classes in Your Application

Author: Michael Burns

Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity will award more than $30 million to employers for worker training and development. If your organization is pursuing 2022 funds to assist with short term training for both new and incumbent employees, applications are accepted September 20 – October 15, 2021.

The Future of Work – Employer/Employee Compromise Will be Key

14 September 2021

The Future of Work – Employer/Employee Compromise Will be Key

Author: Heather Nezich

A new report from Arizent, The Future of Work: Employers, Employees, and the Long Road to Compromise, reveals that employers and employees don’t agree on what the new normal looks like.  To move forward, each side will have to compromise.

Questions Surrounding the New Vaccine Executive Order

14 September 2021

Questions Surrounding the New Vaccine Executive Order

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Last week, President Biden directed OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees are either fully vaccinated or that the unvaccinated employees produce a negative test weekly before coming to work. The ETS will also require these employers to provide paid time off for their employees to get vaccinated or to recover if they are “under the weather post-vaccination.”

The Evolution of Benefit Programs – Health and Well-Being Efforts Rise

14 September 2021

The Evolution of Benefit Programs – Health and Well-Being Efforts Rise

Author: Jason Rowe

As businesses manage the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have increased their focus on creating benefit programs that address the evolving needs of their diverse workforces, especially mental/emotional health, work/life balance, and financial health. Moreover, 80% of employers report that diversity, equity, and inclusion influence their corporate well-being strategies. This is according to Fidelity Investments® and Business Group on Health’s Employer-Sponsored...
Techniques for Reducing Distractions During Your Workday

14 September 2021

Techniques for Reducing Distractions During Your Workday

Author: Linda Olejniczak

How do we teach ourselves and our employees to reduce distractions that break their focus and drain their brains?  It’s tough to weed through the distractions of email, unnecessary meetings, and notifications.  Here are some tactics to use to stay focused and be productive.

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Quick Hits - September 15, 2021

14 September 2021

Quick Hits - September 15, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Reminder – 2022 high deductible plans out-of-pocket maximums: Under IRS Rev. Proc. 2021-25, the following limits apply to high deductible plans in 2022:

Don’t Leave Employee Development Behind – Even If It Means Being Short on Staff

7 September 2021

Don’t Leave Employee Development Behind – Even If It Means Being Short on Staff

Author: Michael Burns

For several reasons employee development is currently being left behind. One reported reason is training and development expenses have been significantly cut back during COVID-19. In addition to that, ASE is also hearing that employers are limiting employee training because of the labor shortage and business demands.

Another Henry Ford Management Innovation Comes Back Around Again

7 September 2021

Another Henry Ford Management Innovation Comes Back Around Again

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Henry Ford came up with the number one management idea of the 20th Century: pay the employees what they are worth.  On January 5, 1914, Henry Ford doubled his workers wages to $5 a day, which brings us back to the early days of ASE’s history as the labor exchange providing workers to Ford Motor Company.  By increasing the wages, it paid not only for the way the work was being done, but also valued the time the worker spent in a monotonous setting.  It also gave the...
Employees are Burning Out – Encourage Vacations – They Need It!

7 September 2021

Employees are Burning Out – Encourage Vacations – They Need It!

Author: Heather Nezich

Many workers are worn out and ready to make up for lost vacation time, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half suggests. More than 4 in 10 professionals surveyed (44%) said they are more burned out on the job today compared to a year ago, up from 34% in a similar 2020 poll. Nearly half of employees experiencing increased fatigue (49%) blame it on a heavier workload.

 

The Value of Hiring Internal Candidates

7 September 2021

The Value of Hiring Internal Candidates

Author: Sheila Hoover

As a hiring manager, seeing the resume of an outstanding internal candidate land on your desk is the best-case scenario. Why? You can fill the job immediately, and because current employees know the organization and its quirks, they require less handholding in order to get up to speed quickly.
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