January 19, 2021

Consumer Sentiment Saw Moderate Pullback in January
Jobs Market Has Long Recovery Ahead, Says Fed’s Powell
DOL Issues Three Wage and Hour Opinion Letters
DOL Revises Interpretation, Issues New Guidance Clarifying Filing Requirements in H-1B Visa Program
USCIS Adds New Form I-9 List A Document Combo
Commission Approves Revised Enforcement Guidance on Religious Discrimination
What’s New in the New Year? Initial Form I-9 Musings and Treasures From 2020
Covid-19: State Policy Report, Jan. 14
Key Considerations for Employers as Additional States Legalize Marijuana
California DFEH Releases Family and Medical Leave Tool Kit
Remote Workforce or Not, New Jersey Employers Must Ensure Notices and Posters Remain Up to Date
2020 Job Postings in Review
Weary Professionals Usher in 2021 With Lack of Motivation and Optimism

Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Covid-19 Vaccination Policies

It may be legally permissible for employers to require employees to receive Covid-19 vaccinations, but there could still be legal liabilities to consider. Find out what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allows, and what employers should know, during the ASA webinar “Taking a Shot: Legal Considerations Regarding Covid-19 Vaccines.” It takes place Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Sponsored by Essential StaffCARE.

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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ASA Staffing Law Conference: Get the Legal Answers You Need

Online registration is now open for the 2021 ASA Staffing Law Conference, a virtual event that takes place April 29–30. Make sure your company has the latest information and resources it needs to protect your business and take advantage of growth opportunities.

Rates are as low as $195. Learn more and reserve your spot today at staffinglawconference.net.

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How Do Job Candidates Feel About Their Prospects for the Year Ahead?

Eight in 10 job candidates (80%), both active and passive seekers, foresee working for a new company in the next 12 months—despite, or possibly due to, the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.—according to the 2020 Candidate Sentiment Study by ASA and its corporate research partner, ClearlyRated. The data from the survey, among other results, reveal a sense of optimism about employment and job-related opportunities as the nation continues to fight Covid-19.

The 2020 Candidate Sentiment Study also sheds light on candidates’ perceptions regarding how they look for jobs (online vs. offline resources), the reasons why they decide to leave a job, and their experiences partnering with staffing agencies―with distinct differences reported among generations, industry sectors, races/ethnicities, and genders. A report of the survey findings is available for purchase—get more information at americanstaffing.net/candidate-sentiment-study.

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