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Just Announced: U.S. Soccer Star to Deliver Closing Keynote at THRIVE Virtual

Leadership coach Joanna Lohman, a former professional soccer player and member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, has just been announced as the closing keynote speaker at THRIVE Virtual, an inspiring event presented by the ASA women in leadership interest group. In her closing keynote presentation, “Achieving Your Goals: Using Adversity as a Catalyst for Success,” Lohman will discuss the strategies you need to become the authentic leader you’ve always wanted to become.

THRIVE happens Thursday, April 27, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Eastern time. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be inspired and motivated—learn more and register at

The women in leadership interest group is sponsored by ASA corporate partners Bullhorn, ClearlyRated, and Essential StaffCARE, and by Assurance, ClearEdge Marketing, Mee Derby, Sense, Textkernel, WorkLlama, and WorkN.

Staffing Representatives Meet With New Jersey Department of Labor to Discuss Pending Regulations for A 1474

Representatives from ASA; the New Jersey Staffing Alliance, an ASA-affiliated chapter; and lobbyists representing staffing firms met last week with officials from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to discuss the pending regulations for the implementation of A 1474. Gov. Phil Murphy signed his conditional veto of A 1474 into law last month.

The hourlong meeting focused on the staffing industry’s concerns and suggestions for how state regulators might address certain sections of the new law. Among the areas of concern were the law’s equal pay provision—including the definition of “benefits” and “same or substantially similar work”—the limitation on conversion fees, and the transportation provisions.

Although state regulators were mostly in a “listen only” mode, they acknowledged that the regulations would need to clarify various parts of the new law. They said they were unlikely to meet the deadlines set out for final rules—90 days following the enactment of the law for section three and section 10, and 180 days following enactment for the rest of the law. They also said they would proceed with a “light enforcement touch” until final regulations were published and investigators were properly trained. Following the meeting, NJSA outside counsel Marc Freedman sent the department a letter offering sample language to address the industry’s various concerns. The letter is posted on

ASA and NJSA will continue to update members as developments unfold. NJSA published an information sheet detailing the impact of the new law; it’s available to ASA members at

Free ASA Webinar Today—Building Your Personal Network

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Women in Staffing: How to Expand Your Network for Career Growth.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Some of the 2022 Women in Leadership scholarship winners will mark Women’s History Month by offering tips on finding a peer community and networking to advance and support your career. Presented by the ASA Women in Leadership interest group, which is sponsored by ASA corporate partners Bullhorn, ClearlyRated, and Essential StaffCARE, and by Assurance, ClearEdge Marketing, Mee Derby, Sense, Textkernel, WorkLlama, and WorkN.

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

National Labor Relations Board and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announce New Partnership to Address Employer Surveillance, Data CollectionM

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