August 13, 2020

Jobless Claims Fall Below One Million for First Time Since Start of Pandemic
Small Business Groups Join in Opposition of Reporting Requirements
U.S. Department of Labor Announces Guidance for the Lost Wages Assistance Program to Provide Needed Relief to Americans
Does an Employee Facing Privacy Notice Need to Contain Different Types of Information From a Privacy Notice Provided to Other Types of Consumers?
High Court Articulates Test for Applicability of California Wage Statement Requirements to Interstate Workers
U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar for Ohio Employers on Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave and Employee Safety
New York Employers Must Think Twice Before Taking Adverse Action for Marijuana Use
Connecticut’s Minimum Wage Increases to $12 Per Hour on Sept. 1
Philadelphia Soon to Enforce Ban on Wage History Inquiries
U.S. Worker Confidence Index Tumbles
Despite High Unemployment, Companies Still Struggling With Employee Turnover

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Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Interviewing Technical Candidates

Recruiting for technical candidates can be a challenge for recruiters who don’t understand the candidates’ work. Learn how to hold consistent, credible technical interviews by following a conversational structure that mirrors the workflow of software development during the ASA webinar “Think Like a Developer Tech Series, Part II: Facilitating Effective Technical Interviews.” This is the second webinar in a series meant to help technical recruiters relate to candidates. It takes place Tuesday, Aug. 18, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

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Network With Industry Peers, Virtually

Get insights from colleagues in your sector of the staffing industry during sector-specific peer networking calls facilitated by ASA. You can discuss top-of-mind challenges and devise solutions (participants will not receive official legal updates or guidance regarding Covid-19).

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  • Office–administrative section: Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
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  • Engineering, IT, and scientific section: Thursday, Aug. 20, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time

Networking calls are open to members of ASA sections, which are sector-specific communities that provide resources, webinars, town hall forums, and sector-specific news for member companies and their employees. To join a section, update your profile on ASA Central.

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The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 20,000 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:

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