June 19, 2020

Just a Few Days Left to Save on ASA Professional Development—Sale Ends June 30

If you’ve been looking for a way to continue your professional development while you or your employees are working from home, right now is the perfect time. During the ASA certification sale you’ll get a 25% discount on educational materials to earn or maintain the ASA Certified Staffing Professional®, Technical Services CertifiedSM, Certified Search Consultant®, or Certified Health Care Staffing Professional® credential.

Save 25% on certification study tools and exams; onboarding courses on ASA Learn; and other materials.

Get the details at americanstaffing.net/certification, and use the discount code STAYHOME20 and place your order in the ASA Store by June 30.

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Employee Privacy and Recording Work-Related Covid-19 Cases
Employee Temperature and Health Screenings—A Current List of Statewide Orders
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Florida Announces Workers’ Compensation Premium Refunds
Construction Activity Improving in Many Parts of the U.S., and Some Firms Are Hiring
Health Care Staffing During the Pandemic
The Substitute Teacher Gap: Recruitment and Retention Challenges in the Age of Covid-19

Upcoming Events

ASA Opposes Antistaffing Legislation in Connecticut and Kansas; Bills Die in Committee

Two bills that were being considered in state legislatures before the Covid-19 outbreak died when both were excluded from lists of bills for their legislatures to consider before adjourning for the year.

ASA engaged with lawmakers in Connecticut and Kansas regarding the bills, explaining why they would have negatively affected staffing firms’ ability to do business and would have hurt businesses throughout those states.

Legislation in Connecticut would have required that certain types of employees be provided with advanced notice of their work schedules and receive additional pay if they are notified upon short notice that a shift has been cancelled or that their work hours have been reduced. The legislation also would have prohibited certain businesses from using temporary and other workers supplied by third parties, including staffing firms, unless such businesses first offer additional work to their existing employees. The bill died when the legislature was forced into recess by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A bill in Kansas would have placed severe restrictions on health care staffing firms’ businesses, including a prohibition against conversion fees as well as limitations on amounts staffing firms charge to clients. The legislation received a committee hearing, but legislative leaders declined to present the bill for further consideration during a special session.

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Free ASA Webinar Next Week—Persuading Clients During a Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic and other world upheavals present many challenges for staffing businesses—including the fact that prospective clients are cautious. Find out
how to identify prospects’ common objections, and how to help prospects see beyond the current crises and plan for what will happen as operations resume, during the ASA webinar “Overcoming Prospective Clients’ Objections in a Pandemic.” It takes place Tuesday, June 23, 2–3 p.m. Eastern time.

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 Headquarters Closed Today

In observance of Juneteenth, ASA is closed today. It is scheduled to reopen Monday, June 22, at 9 a.m. Eastern time.

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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 14.

Dynamic Global
Frisco, TX
Fortis Resource Partners
Irvine, CA
GPS 360
Pensacola, FL
Vocational Partners Staffing
Elkhart, IN

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