March 18, 2020

U.S. Seeks to Send Checks to Americans as Part of Stimulus Package
Job Openings Rebounded in January Before Virus Impact
ASA Publishes Sample Staffing Agreement Amendment for Remote Work Arrangements
U.S. Department of Labor Takes Actions to Facilitate Response Efforts for COVID-19 Outbreak
Occupational Safety and Health Obligations to Record and Report COVID-19 Cases
Medical Inquiries and Examinations Related to Coronavirus
Shelter-in-Place Orders Affect Employers in Seven San Francisco Bay Area Counties
New York Suspends Seven-Day Waiting Period for Unemployment Benefits Due to COVID-19
Refusal to Retake Physical Abilities Test Dooms Plaintiff’s Ability to Allege Adverse Employment Action
Guidance on New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act Clarifies Key Factors for Pay Discrimination Claims
More U.S. Employees Willing to Sacrifice Pay for Better Health and Retirement Benefits

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Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Complying With State and Federal Leave Laws

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Stay Compliant and Ahead of the Trends—FMLA, ADA, Paid Sick Leave,” 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Get an overview of the federal laws that relate to employee leaves of absence and the growing number of paid leave laws at the state level. This webinar is 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

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Get Your Awards Entries Ready—Earn Recognition and Differentiate Your Firm

Earn national recognition for your company—and leverage that recognition to differentiate your firm in your most competitive markets—by earning accolades from your association.

Being named as one of the best in the industry is a valuable tool your company can use to sell to clients and engage with talent. ASA is now accepting applications for National Staffing Employee of the Year and ASA Elevate Awards.

The National Staffing Employee of the Year program celebrates temporary and contract employees who are outstanding performers and exemplify the promise of staffing employment. Finalists, called “All-Stars,” are also recognized—if merited—in five industry sectors: engineering, information technology, and scientific; health care; industrial; office‒clerical and administrative; and professional‒managerial. Sponsored by StaffPRO3, a division of PMC Insurance Group.

The ASA Elevate Awards honor outstanding, innovative, and effective work-based learning programs that train, reskill, and upskill temporary and contract employees.

The deadline for all ASA award program submissions is May 1. To learn more and apply, visit

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Track Staffing Employment in Nearly Real Time

Temporary and contract staffing employment edged down last month but is still just below historical averages, according to the ASA Staffing Index.

Want to know more? Complete the ASA Staffing Index survey to get updated information on industry trends. Staffing firms with U.S. operations can participate in the weekly survey, and there are no fees to participate.

Participants receive a weekly email summary report—in addition to statistics by company size and access to historical data and dynamic charts.

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