July 1, 2022

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GHR Healthcare Acquires Meleeo
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OSHA Extends National Emphasis Program to Protect High-Risk Workers From Coronavirus
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California Department of Public Health Issues Covid-19 Guidance on Expanded Definition of ‘Close Contact’
Less Than Half of Mid-Market CEOs Are Back to the Office Full-Time; CEO Economic Outlook Plummets
Majority of Americans Fear for Their Jobs Amid a Potential Looming Recession
Board Directors See Competition for Talent as a Top Concern in the Next Year

Upcoming Events

Procedural Hurdle Delays Passage of New Jersey Staffing Legislation

On June 29, a last-minute procedural issue prevented the New Jersey legislature from passing A 1474/S 511, an onerous bill that would make it much more difficult for staffing agencies to do business in the state. Further action on the legislation is likely to take place next month.

Earlier this year, leadership of the New Jersey Staffing Alliance, an ASA-affiliated chapter—as well as ASA staff—met with the sponsors of the legislation to discuss amendments crucial to the staffing industry. After several conversations, an amended version of the bill was published. The amended bill was marginally better, but many industry suggestions were not included.

Yesterday, NJSA and ASA officials met with Sen. Cryan, primary sponsor of S 511, and urged the legislature to adopt the staffing industry’s amendments. A follow-up meeting with the senator and industry representatives will be scheduled for later this month.

The New Jersey Senate is scheduled to come back into session, and it is widely anticipated that the senate will take up A 1474/S 511 at that time. Gov. Phil Murphy has said he will issue a conditional veto of the bill, so NJSA and ASA also are working with the governor’s office. ASA will continue to keep members updated on this important situation as developments unfold.

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Free ASA Webinar This Month—Drug Testing and Legal Marijuana

When clients demand drug testing in a place where marijuana is available, staffing firms have to figure out how they can balance client requirements, safety concerns, workers’ compensation, and employees’ rights. Learn how marijuana legalization affects the industrial staffing sector during the ASA webinar “The THC Dilemma: Drug Testing Policies in the Age of Marijuana Legalization.” It takes place Tuesday, July 12, 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. Sponsored by Staffing GC.

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 americanstaffing.net.

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Nurse Staffing Rate Caps Defeated—Read Staffing Success Magazine

ASA and its team of attorneys and advocates answered the call and skillfully beat legislation that would have capped what health care staffing firms could charge to place nurses. Get the details in the latest issue of Staffing Success magazine.

ASA members can access the current issue and back issues of Staffing Success, and other ASA digital publications, at americanstaffing.net/digital.

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Staffing Today Returns July 5

In observance of Independence Day, ASA headquarters will be closed Monday, July 4. Staffing Today will return Tuesday, July 5.

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Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending June 26.

Andrews & Cole LLC
Bethesda, MD
BlackRock Resources
Canonsburg, PA
Remarkable Staffing LLC
Atlanta, GA
Sherriff Healthcare Search
Estero, FL
Stacklogy
Leander, TX

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