September 7, 2021

Growth in the Conference Board Employment Trends Index Slowed in August
Slowest Rise in Activity So Far This Year as Demand Recovery Slows During August
States That Cut Unemployment Benefits Saw Limited Impact on Job Growth
OSHA’s Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard to Expire December 2021
DOL Publishes Final Interpretive Rule Amending Rule Interpreting OSH Act’s Antiretaliation Provision
OFCCP Releases Three Initiatives in Three Days—Affirmative Action Verification, Two Other Major Announcements
Connecticut Governor’s Order Will Give Nursing Homes Temporary Staffing Help
New Jersey Health Care Staffing Firm Pays Back Wages to Workers at Veterans’ Medical Centers Following DOL Investigation
Construction Sheds Jobs in August
Quarterly Labor Market Trends Report for the Modern Workforce

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ASA Files Lawsuit Challenging Nevada Ban on Construction Staffing

Ed Lenz, Esq., American Staffing Association

ASA has filed suit against the state of Nevada challenging a law that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, would bar staffing agencies from providing skilled construction labor—the first time any state has attempted to impose an outright ban on the services a staffing agency can provide. The lawsuit, filed Aug. 31, seeks an injunction and a declaration that the law is unconstitutional.

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Network in Your Niche—Virtually

As your staffing firm faces new challenges and tries to answer unexpected questions, are you dealing with questions that are specific to your sector of the staffing industry? Get insight from industry peers during a sector-specific peer networking call where you can discuss top-of-mind challenges and devise solutions. Calls are facilitated by volunteers from ASA section communities (participants will not receive official legal updates or guidance regarding Covid-19).

Get the full schedule and register at

  • Direct hire compensation: Thursday, Sept. 16, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Industrial section: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Professional–managerial section: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Health care section: Thursday, Sept. 23, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Office–administrative section: Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Search and placement section: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Engineering, IT, and scientific section: Thursday, Oct. 7, 1–2 p.m. Eastern time

Networking calls are open to members of ASA sections, which are sector-specific communities that provide resources, webinars, town hall forums, and sector-specific news for member companies and their employees. To join a section, update your profile on ASA Central.

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Help Clients Understand Their Joint Employment Obligations

Are your clients confused about the various laws and rules pertaining to joint employment in third-party staffing arrangements? ASA offers a collection of resources to help staffing companies address client concerns.

The ASA Joint Employment Tool Kit includes a fact sheet about co-employment (the relationship between a staffing firm and its client in which each has legal rights and duties with respect to the same employees), a sample letter to clients on the topic of joint employment, model contract documents, and more. It’s free to ASA members.

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