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Quick Hits - June 16, 2021

15 June 2021

Quick Hits - June 16, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Congress may step in with incentives for hiring:  With millions of Americans still out of work and job openings at a record high, policy makers are dealing with an unexpected problem: How to coax people back into the labor force.  
Quick Hits - June 9, 2021

8 June 2021

Quick Hits - June 9, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Do your benefits fail LGBTQ employees? Eleven million Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, 88% of whom are employed, according to the National LGBTQ Workers Center. 56% of the LGBTQ community report experiencing discrimination from a provider and are two to three times more likely to avoid care compared to straight and cisgender populations, according to data from Included Health. 
Quick Hits - June 2, 2021

1 June 2021

Quick Hits - June 2, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

DHS extends Form I-9 requirement flexibility (Effective June 1, 2021): The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.  
The Bright Side of the Pandemic

25 May 2021

The Bright Side of the Pandemic

Author: Heather Nezich

Over the past year and a half, we have dwelled on all the sudden changes the pandemic forced upon our lives – both at work and at home – mostly negative.  But have you stopped to think about the ways in which it has positively affected you?  Every dark side has a bright side.

Quick Hits - May 26, 2021

25 May 2021

Quick Hits - May 26, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Michigan unemployment rate is now 4.9%: Finding workers will be even more difficult for Michigan employers. Source:  BLS

Quick Hits - May 19, 2021

18 May 2021

Quick Hits - May 19, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Fertility benefits on the rise for employers:  Fertility benefits are on the rise for mid and large employers.  This benefit is seen as one of the important retention/attraction tools for employers.  Based on a Mercer survey, 58% of employers with 500 or more and 73% with 20,000 or more employees are covering these benefits.   
Quick Hits - May 12, 2021

11 May 2021

Quick Hits - May 12, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Unfilled manufacturing jobs could cost $1 trillion to the economy: Even though U.S. manufacturing activity surged to a 37-year high in March, the industry has more than half a million job openings. Factories are struggling to find skilled workers for specialized roles such as welders and machinists. 
Quick Hits - May 5, 2021

4 May 2021

Quick Hits - May 5, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Medicare at 50? A group of Democratic senators re-introduced legislation, dubbed the "Medicare at 50 Act," that would expand Medicare access to Americans who are between 50 and 64 years old. A 2019 survey by the University of Michigan found that 27% of adults approaching retirement had little or no confidence in being able to afford health insurance over the next year, and 45% had little or no confidence to afford the cost of their health insurance once they retired.
Quick Hits - April 28, 2021

27 April 2021

Quick Hits - April 28, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

OSHA requires employers to record COVID-19 vaccine adverse reactions: On April 20, 2021, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance regarding employers’ obligation to record adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine.  The guidance, which is in the form of answers to three frequently asked questions, clarifies that if an employer adopts a mandatory vaccination policy, an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is...
Quick Hits - April 21, 2021

20 April 2021

Quick Hits - April 21, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Update on Michigan quarantine guidelines:  On April 5, 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reinstated the standard 14-day quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 cases. 
Quick Hits - April 14, 2021

13 April 2021

Quick Hits - April 14, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

State of Michigan establishes a communication toolkit for COVID-19:  The State of Michigan has created a communication toolkit that will assist employers with access to important communication resources as they work to educate their employees about the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. This toolkit includes graphics, videos, and handouts that are ready to share with your networks in newsletters and on social media. New content will be added frequently.  Please visit ASE’s...
Quick Hits - April 7, 2021

6 April 2021

Quick Hits - April 7, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Remote I-9 extended to May 31, 2021:  ICE has extended permission for remote Form I-9 document review until May 31, 2021. 

Quick Hits - March 31, 2021

30 March 2021

Quick Hits - March 31, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

EEO-1 reporting due July 19, 2021:  After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection on May 8, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open on Monday, April 26, 2021.  
March 24, 2021

23 March 2021

March 24, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Marty Walsh confirmed as new U.S. Secretary of the Department of Labor:  Marty Walsh was confirmed Monday by the U.S. Senate, putting a self-proclaimed ally of workers and unions in charge of the agency tasked with overseeing enforcement of some of the nation's labor and employment laws.
Quick Hits - March 17, 2021

16 March 2021

Quick Hits - March 17, 2021

Author: ASE Staff

Registration now open for Michigan COVID-19 vaccination at Ford Field: Michiganders can now begin registering for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ford Field in Detroit. The community vaccination site is set to officially open on March 24. 
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