November 8, 2021

Conference Board Employment Trends Index Improved in October
Democrats Pass $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
Federal Appeals Court Blocks OSHA’s Emergency Vaccine Rule: What Does This Mean for Employers?
Fourth Circuit: Is the Accommodation Forever?
New York Paid Family Leave Law Amended to Allow Leave to Care for Siblings
New York Dramatically Expands Whistleblower Protection Law With Sweeping Amendments
New York State Department of Labor Issues Guidance Concerning Employee Cannabis Use
New Jersey Minimum Wage Increases to $13 on Jan. 1 for Most Employers
Ohio: Employee Fired for Complaining His Company Violated the Prevailing Wage Law Has Claim for Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy
Construction Firms Add Jobs in October
Retailers Scramble to Attract Workers Ahead of the Holidays

Upcoming Events

Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow—Emergency Temporary Standard on Covid-19 Vaccine and Testing

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “Complying With OSHA’s New ETS and Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate,” 3–4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Legal experts from Seyfarth Shaw LLP will discuss the status of the Emergency Temporary Standard from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding Covid-19 vaccination, as well as the details of an interim final rule from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requiring vaccination of many employees at hospitals and other health care facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs. Sponsored by ASA corporate partner 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 Staffing Benchmarks and Projections

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the third quarter of 2021 is now open. Staffing companies that complete the brief survey by Nov. 26 receive an exclusive report on the results, which includes gross margin and sector-level data.

Register to take the survey, or view the questionnaire, at If you have questions or did not receive a survey link, email There are no fees to participate.

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