October 26, 2023

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State Legislative Wins: ASA Helps Defeat Proposed Connecticut Predictive Scheduling Bill

Today and through the remainder of the year in this space, ASA will recap the association’s efforts in successfully defeating or significantly mitigating proposed legislation that would have harmed the staffing industry.

Earlier this year, the Connecticut legislature introduced and considered HB 6859, legislation that would have required staffing agencies to provide employees with advance notice of work schedules and changes in schedules. The bill would have also required businesses to “make every effort” to schedule existing employees before hiring a new employee from a staffing agency. This was the sixth consecutive year that the state’s legislature considered such legislation.

In written opposition testimony, ASA explained that staffing firms could not comply with the bill’s requirement to provide a written estimate of the employee’s work schedule at the time of hire—including the average and range of hours the employee could expect to work each week plus the number, length, and days of their shifts—because staffing firms usually do not know that information at that time.

ASA also objected to the bill’s requirement that, before hiring a new employee from a staffing firm, an employer must “make every effort” to schedule its existing employees. ASA argued that every employer should be able, without delay, to obtain the help it needs in exigent circumstances. Many requests for temporary help could not be timely met, or met at all, if a business had to first canvass its workforce to identify individuals who might be willing and able to perform the work.

ASA lobbyist Kevin Hill of Powers, Griffin & Hill then arranged for a meeting with the bill’s sponsors to discuss the association’s concerns. Ultimately, the legislation was not called up for consideration and the bill died when the legislature adjourned in June.

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Free ASA Webinar Today—Mentorship Lessons

Don’t miss the ASA webinar “Shaping Success: Mentoring Strategies for Staffing Professionals.” It takes place today from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Five industry leaders will discuss their experiences with mentorship in the staffing industry and share insights into how you can identify and cultivate talent, maximize return on investment, and capitalize on the transformative effects of mentorship. Presented by the ASA Mentor Match program.

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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The Latest From Your Colleagues on ASA Central

ASA Central—the dynamic online community just for staffing professionals—is home to more than 27,000 staffing professional profiles and countless ongoing industry conversations.

This week, take a look at your colleagues’ discussions and some of the blogs they’ve posted on ASA Central:

Get involved with the community—update your profile today so you can network with colleagues, join a section community, recommend and comment on your colleagues’ posts, and share your own blog or discussion post. Log in to ASA Central now.

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