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ASE’s 2021 Michigan Compensation Survey Shows Employers Remain Conservative

15 June 2021

ASE’s 2021 Michigan Compensation Survey Shows Employers Remain Conservative

Author: Jason Rowe

The impact of the pandemic, and its resulting recession, created many challenges for employers.  While compliance and safety may have taken center stage, employee rewards and wages were also affected by COVID-19.  Data from the most recent ASE compensation survey shows that overall wage growth in Michigan, based on a matched sample of companies (referred to as a constant sample), was just 2.1%.
OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Safety ETS and General Industry Guidance

15 June 2021

OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Safety ETS and General Industry Guidance

Author: Michael Burns

Last Thursday the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published two directives addressing COVID-19 workplace safety. The formal regulatory standard called the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) covers health care workers. These apply to hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, emergency responders, home health care workers, and employees that do ambulatory care. The ETS rules for these categories of covered jobs are workplace requirements.
The Post Pandemic Workplace: Remote Employees and Requirements

15 June 2021

The Post Pandemic Workplace: Remote Employees and Requirements

Author: Anthony Kaylin

As we begin to pass by the pandemic and bring back workers to the physical workplace, a host of issues has to be reviewed by HR with the new workplace.  In some cases, employers are having a hybrid approach to working.  In other cases, employers are allowing for 100% remote work.  Finally, other employers are requiring 100% return to the office.  And in today’s world, if the job can be remote, recruitment could be expanded outside the normal recruiting area, possibly...
Are You Resting Effectively?

15 June 2021

Are You Resting Effectively?

Author: Heather Nezich

Are you eternally tired – feeling exhausted all the time?  Fatigue and mental exhaustion are one of the main causes of a lack of ambition and productivity.  It’s important to learn how to relax both your body and your mind in order to be the best you can be both at home and work.

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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.  
Re-entering Society and the Workplace – Lessons from NASA

8 June 2021

Re-entering Society and the Workplace – Lessons from NASA

Author: Heather Nezich

We’ve all lived like astronauts for the past year and a half – we’ve been physically isolated from family and friends, our home was also our workplace, and we were surrounded by an unsafe environment (COVID-19). Astronauts train for this, we have not.

HR’s Priority the Next Four Years:  Compliance

8 June 2021

HR’s Priority the Next Four Years: Compliance

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The Biden administration has released their proposed budget, and there is a big boost of spending for the Department of Labor’s worker protection agencies.  Although the labor market will be tight, and HR focus on talent may overtake any other initiatives, compliance cannot be an afterthought for HR.  Further, recent appointments to the worker protection agencies, including National Labor Relations Board, reinforce the need for HR to ensure proper attention and resources are...
How to Create Return to Work Excitement

8 June 2021

How to Create Return to Work Excitement

Author: Linda Olejniczak

A successful return to work plan is based on trust, mutual understanding, and of course, providing an environment that appeals to your workforce. How do you create excitement around returning to work when a majority of your staff may want to remain remote?

Marijuana – Should Employers Still Test for It?

8 June 2021

Marijuana – Should Employers Still Test for It?

Author: Susan Chance

Even though 56% of Michigan voters approved the recreational use of marijuana on November 6, 2018, and it became legal on December 6, 2018, it seems that it is only recently that more and more employers are rethinking their drug screening policies. This is in large part due to the problem of finding employees, and especially in finding employees who will not test positive for the substance.
U.S. Supreme Court Limits Employers’ Recourse Against Errant Employee Computer Usage

8 June 2021

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Employers’ Recourse Against Errant Employee Computer Usage

Author: Michael Burns

As the U.S. Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) 20/21 term wraps up, last week it issued a ruling impacting employers’ employee computer usage policy. In its Van Buren v. United States (No.19-783) case SCOTUS ruled the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) could not be used against employee abuse of company owned computers and databases. 

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. 
ASE Releases COVID-19 Return to Work Survey Findings – Employers Taking a Cautious Approach to In-Person Work

1 June 2021

ASE Releases COVID-19 Return to Work Survey Findings – Employers Taking a Cautious Approach to In-Person Work

Author: Kevin Marrs

ASE has released the results of our most recent COVID-19 Business Impact Survey.  The COVID-19 Return to Work Survey, launched on May 13, 2021 and examined employers’ plans around return to work.

EEOC and OSHA COVID Related Updates for This Week

1 June 2021

EEOC and OSHA COVID Related Updates for This Week

Author: Michael Burns

Following the May 25th Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) COVID-19 and vaccination guidance revisions, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its technical guidance for employers regarding incentivization of vaccination programs.

With Benefit Season Looming, What Benefits do Employees Want Today?

1 June 2021

With Benefit Season Looming, What Benefits do Employees Want Today?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

The post-pandemic world will be a tough one to navigate for HR.  With job openings high, experienced talent spotty, and extreme competition for talent, HR must rethink how to create a sustainable employment brand.  It doesn’t help that post-pandemic job mobility is expected to accelerate.  According to a report by Achievers Workforce Institute, an engagement and performance platform, over half of surveyed employees are planning on getting a new job this year, up from 35%...
Employee Communication – Why It’s Important and How to Succeed at It

1 June 2021

Employee Communication – Why It’s Important and How to Succeed at It

Author: Heather Nezich

There is a huge gap between the importance and the effectiveness of employee communication in today's workplace. According to a new report, The State of Employee Communications 2021 by the HR Research Institute, 88% of HR professionals say employee communication is extremely or very important to success in their organizations.  However, only 30% indicate employee communication is highly or very highly effective.

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