SCOTUS Blocks COVID-19 Vaccine or Testing Mandate for Large Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a ruling in National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor that blocked the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that required employers …

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“Great Resignation” of Workers Quitting Jobs in 2021 May Continue in 2022

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The “Great Resignation” in the United States that saw a record-high number of workers voluntarily resign from their jobs in 2021 – including a record 4.5 million workers who quit in November of 2021 – should continue in 2022, according to a survey by ResumeBuilder.com that revealed …

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ClearStar and Current Consulting Group to Present Webinar on Drug Testing

Written by ClearStar ClearStar, a leading provider of Human Capital Integrity™ technology-based services, is presenting a free webinar with Current Consulting Group (CCG), a consulting team of respected experts in the field of employee screening, about “The 8 Essential Components of an Effective Drug Testing Policy… and How to Keep Your Policy Up to Date” …

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CFPB Report Details Complaint Response Deficiencies of Large Credit Bureaus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 5, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its annual report of consumer and credit reporting complaints that revealed how changes in complaint responses from three nationwide consumer reporting agencies (NCRAs) – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – resulted in less consumer relief. The report from …

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Harris County TX Adopts “Ban the Box” Policy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 4, 2022, Harris County in Texas adopted a “Ban the Box” policy that will prohibit most county departments from asking about the criminal history of job applicants and remove the box on county employment applications that applicants must check if they have a criminal record, …

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December 2021 Jobs Report Shows 199,000 Jobs Added During Month

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States economy added 199,000 jobs in December 2021 while the unemployment rate declined to 3.9 percent, according to the jobs report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, manufacturing, and construction during the …

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policies

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 7, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear oral arguments regarding a COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that would require employers with 100 or more employees to protect an …

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New York City May Require Minimum and Maximum Salaries on Job Listings

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 15, 2021, the New York City Council approved Int. 1208-B to make it an unlawful discriminatory practice under the New York City Human Rights Law to not include in job listings the minimum and maximum salary offered for positions located in City. The bill was …

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“Great Resignation” Saw Record High 4.5 Million Quit Jobs in November 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The “Great Resignation” in the United States continued as a record high 4.5 million workers quit their jobs in November 2021, surpassing the former series high of 4.4 million workers who quit in September 2021, according to the monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) released …

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CFOI Reveals Ten Percent Decrease in Fatal Work Injuries from 2019 to 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn There were 4,764 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2020, a 10.7-percent decrease from 5,333 such injuries in 2019, and the fatal work injury rate was 3.4 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers in 2020, down from 3.5 per 100,000 FTE in 2019, …

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