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See Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson at Staffing World in Las Vegas

Come together with the staffing community Oct. 25–27 in Las Vegas for Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo. This is your chance to make strategic connections and get solutions to fuel your growth and success—and see Earvin “Magic” Johnson in person when he delivers the opening keynote presentation. Johnson is well known for his achievements as a professional basketball player. He is also a highly successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker with a passion for leadership and diversity.

Be there in person to hear this powerful keynote, as well as a full agenda of education and networking opportunities designed to help you win business and spark growth. Register today to get the lowest rate available.

Free Event Next Week for Staffing Firms in Tennessee

ASA State Network events are designed to deliver targeted content and local networking opportunities for the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry at regional and state levels. Regional and local events, organized by ASA and its volunteers at the state level, deliver rich learning and networking experiences throughout the U.S. all year long.

Staffing professionals in Tennessee should plan to attend the Coffee Meetup in Knoxville Wednesday, July 27, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Eastern time.

ASA-certified professionals can earn continuing education hours toward maintaining their ASA credential. Visit to learn more and to register for an event near you.

Free ASA Webinar Next Month—Avoid Getting Ghosted by Candidates

Recruiters must change their approach in a candidate-driven market. Find out what candidates are looking for, and how to work with them throughout the search process, during the ASA webinar “Reimagining Recruiting.” It takes place Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. Presented by the ASA professional–managerial section.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit

The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 27,000 staffing professional profiles and countless ongoing industry conversations.

This week, take a look at your colleagues’ discussions and some of the blogs they’ve posted on ASA Central:

Get involved with the community—update your profile today so you can network with colleagues, join a section community, recommend and comment on your colleagues’ posts, and share your own blog or discussion post. Log in to ASA Central now.

Michigan Court Ruling Casts Doubt on Paid Sick Leave Exclusion for Temporary Employees

A Michigan judge has struck down, on procedural grounds, a 2019 law enacted by the state legislature that excluded temporary employees from the law’s new paid sick leave requirement—exclusion ASA worked hard to clarify. The court’s ruling reinstates a version of the law, based on a voter initiative, that did not include such an exclusion.

The ruling casts doubt on whether the blanket temporary employee exclusion will survive. Fortunately, however, the original paid sick leave voter initiative—like most state paid sick leave laws—does include a 90-day waiting period before accrued sick leave can be used. Thus, if the court’s ruling is upheld, staffing agencies operating in Michigan would have to provide paid sick leave, but only after an employee has worked at least 90 calendar days.

Commentators and business groups say an appeal of the ruling is likely, but it is unclear what businesses’ compliance obligations are in the meantime. ASA will keep members operating in Michigan apprised of developments as they unfold.