January 12, 2024

TSR Inc. Reports Results for the Second Quarter
Wholesale Inflation in U.S. Declined Last Month
Senate Confirms Biden Pick to Lead U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Google Lays Off Hundreds Amid Cost-Cutting Drive
BlackRock Announces Job Cuts of Roughly 3%
OSHA Civil Penalty Amounts Adjusted for 2024
U.S. State Law Roundup 2023 Year-End Update
Employers Need to Prepare for New York State Restrictions on Accessing Employees’ Personal Social Media Accounts
New York State Employers Must Provide Updated Record of Employment to Separating Employees (and Beyond)
Florida Law Imposes Additional E-Verify Requirements for Private Employers
Portland, ME, Hazard Pay in Effect
Generative AI Will Disrupt Most Jobs
One in 10 Candidates Lied During the Hiring Process in 2023

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Bipartisan House Bill Introduced to Improve and Enhance the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

In Congress, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) has introduced HR 6833, the Improve and Enhance the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Act. The bill, which would update the WOTC for the first time since 1996, has bipartisan support and has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

As currently drafted, the bill would increase the current credit percentage from 40% to 50% of qualified wages and add a second level of credit for employees who work 400 or more hours in their first year of employment. In addition, the bill eliminates the age cap at which people who receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are eligible for WOTC. This change will provide an incentive for employers to hire workers older than 40.

The WOTC provides federal tax credits to employers that invest in American workers who have consistently faced barriers to employment, including eligible veterans, SNAP recipients, individuals with disabilities, and long-term unemployed individuals. The National Employment Opportunity Network reports that the WOTC has saved federal and state governments an estimated $20.2 billion in entitlement spending over 10 years.

ASA is part of a coalition of trade associations urging Congress to pass HR 6833 and has signed on to this letter of support.

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Meet the Faces of the Industry

More than three million temporary and contract employees report for work every week in America’s offices, factories, health care facilities, warehouses, and other job sites—wherever there’s important work to be done, temporary and contract employees are on the job. Meet some of these extraordinary staffing employees and share their stories when talking with clients.

Every temporary or contract employee has a unique story: work background, career goals, skills and talents, and hopes and dreams. Each took a different path to the staffing and recruiting industry, and each has reaped unique benefits. Browse through dozens of stories from ASA member agencies at americanstaffing.net.

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Staffing Today Returns Jan. 16

In observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, ASA headquarters will be closed Monday, Jan. 15. Staffing Today will return Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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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 Jan. 7.

619 Recruiting
Carmel, IN
Miles Futurense
Wilmington, DE

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