November 20, 2020

Treasury Secretary Declines to Extend Several Fed Emergency Lending Programs
Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Activity Growing Modestly, Expectations Solid
Middle Market Business Index Holds Steady in October, as U.S. Economy Remains on Track for Recovery
Starbucks to Boost Pay for All U.S. Employees
Employee in Quarantine? Or Caring for a Child Whose School Is Closed? Calculating FFCRA Leave Can Be Hard.
Do You Have to Pay Nonexempt Employees for Attending Voluntary Training?
Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Employment Litigation in 2020
Your Boss Wants to Know: What Are You Doing for Thanksgiving?
California Returns to ‘Purple’ Covid-19 Designation and Issues a Travel Advisory
Virus Cases Rise, but Hazard Pay for Retail Workers Doesn’t
People Skills a Plus for Tech Job Seekers

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The Law and You—Litigation Risks Arising Out of the Pandemic

This year has brought many unexpected challenges to employers—what could possibly happen next? In the latest issue of Staffing Success magazine, attorneys from the law firm Littler Mendelson look at lawsuits stemming from Covid-19 in federal and state courts that have already been filed, and the key areas of workplace health and safety, nondiscrimination, and employment termination where new litigation could potentially arise due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Empower your company and grow your talent pool—The New Language of Staffing: Handbook for Communicating Your Company’s Value to Job Seekers is based on groundbreaking industry research into an issue identified by staffing and recruiting companies as one of their top concerns: growing the talent pipeline. The handbook details the job seeker mindset and pain points, the industry’s value proposition to job seekers, a new lexicon for communicating with job seekers, and more.

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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 Nov. 15.

AJ Employment
Dewey, AZ
APS Solutions
Sedalia, MO
Kapstone Employment Services
Detroit, MI
Paul Bridges Group
Sugar Land, TX
The Search Experience
San Francisco, CA

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