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Share Your Expertise at Staffing World—Deadline Tomorrow

Do you have insights that are essential to the staffing, recruiting, or workforce solutions industry that you’d like to share with the ASA community in 2024? Submit your idea today for your chance to speak in the Knowledge Hub at Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo.

Staffing World takes place Oct. 22–24 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Slots are available for Knowledge Hub Tech Talks, which are 10-minute talks on technology topics, and for Knowledge Hub Speed Talks, which are 10-minute talks covering broader industry topics. For more information and to start your submission, visit Proposals are due May 31.

Plan for These Free ASA Webinars Next Month

The next few weeks will be full of free education from ASA. These upcoming ASA webinars can help you comply with federal and state laws, understand important trends affecting the industry, and more.

June 4—”Unleash the Power of Your People: Building a Thriving DEIB Program
Learn how a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) program can not only strengthen your company culture but also drive innovation, profitability, and market share in this session presented by the ASA inclusion, diversity, and equity advocacy (IDEA) group. The ASA IDEA group is sponsored by ASA corporate partners ClearlyRated and Monster.

June 6—”Amplifying Sales Success: Foundational Skills Meet AI Innovation
Joel Schaffer and Joey Frampus from Butler Street discuss the innovative power of generative artificial intelligence and look at how the technology can help you secure more meetings and close more deals. Presented by the ASA industrial section.

June 11—”California Workplace Violence Prevention Program Requirements: What Staffing Firms Should Do Now to Comply With SB 553
A new California law that takes effect July 1 requires employers to establish and maintain a written workplace violence prevention plan. Seyfarth Shaw attorneys Patrick Joyce and Ilana Morady will review the requirements of the law and staffing firms’ obligations are under the law.

June 13—”Corporate Transparency Act for Staffing Agencies
Mitzi Hill with Taylor English Duma will explain how the Corporate Transparency Act of 2024 applies to staffing businesses.

June 18—”ASA State of the Industry Webinar Series—Second Quarter Update for Staffing Professionals
ASA and ClearlyRated, the association’s satisfaction survey partner, will present the second ASA State of the Industry webinar of 2024. Hear about the important trends and legislative changes affecting the industry right now. Sponsored by ASA corporate partner ClearlyRated.

June 20—”Accommodations in the Workplace: Disability, Religion, and Pregnancy
Lia Elliott of Staffing GC reviews the legal obligations that affect staffing firms regarding workplace accommodation requests—in particular how the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations, and recent court decisions may affect reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

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.

Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law Now Applies to Temporary Employees

In Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont has signed into law HB 5005, a series of amendments to the state’s paid sick leave law. The amendments, including a recission of the exclusion of temporary employees from the state’s paid sick leave mandate, go into effect Jan 1. 2025.

In 2012, Connecticut became the first state to enact a statewide paid sick leave law. Various employees were explicitly excluded under the definition of “covered employee,” including temporary employees. Under the new law, the definition of “covered employee” has been amended to read “an individual engaged in service to an employer in the business of the employer,” which includes temporary employees.

Among other pertinent changes, the new law establishes the waiting period before an employee can use paid sick leave as the 120th calendar day of employment, an essential provision that significantly mitigates the burden on staffing agencies. The new law also exempts seasonal employees, defined as “an employee who works less than 120 days a year.” In addition, employers are no longer allowed to require documentation after three or more consecutive days of paid sick leave or require that employees give employers seven days’ notice for the foreseeable use of paid sick leave time.

As of Jan. 1, 2025, 18 states will have nonemergency paid leave laws in effect.