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Judges Slam OSHA Vax Mandate

The Biden administration’s Covid 19 vaccine mandates are in serious legal trouble, facing a federal appeals court system that doesn’t seem to buy justifications for having OSHA require private employers to ensure their workers are vaccinated. At the time this…

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ACWI Newsletter December 1, 2021

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here: In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Biden’s Covid 19 vaccine mandates face serious legal trouble in federal courts. Research defines a workable framework for electric…

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What Causes Driver Distraction?

A study of what kind of behavior leads to distracted driving and drowsiness among truck and bus drivers finds that dancing, talking and singing actually help drivers keep alert. Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute conducted the study for…

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EEOC Probes AI Bias Issues

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched an initiative to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) and other high-tech tools used in hiring and other employment decisions comply with federal civil rights laws “Artificial intelligence and algorithmic decision-making tools have great potential…

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OSHA Online Reports Coming

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to restore an Obama-era requirement that employers submit their annual OSHA 300 logs and OSHA 301 reports electronically. An Obama-era rule required employers to submit all OSHA forms via an electronic reporting portal.…

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Public Supports Rail Competition

A recent survey found that a bipartisan majority of registered voters – 75% -- favor President Biden’s recent actions that were aimed at promoting greater freight rail competition. The survey was conducted by the Rail Customer Coalition, which represents the…

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Choosing Frozen Over Fresh Food

According to Deloitte research on consumer fresh food purchasing trends, frozen products are gaining an advantage in the food fight to capture growth in at-home consumption. “Consumers are worried the fresh food on store shelves isn’t as fresh as it…

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Truckers Exempt From Vax ETS?

Immediately following the issuance of the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring tens of millions of workers to be vaccinated against Covid 19, Secretary of Labor Matt Walsh sowed confusion by claiming that most truck drivers will be exempted from it.…

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Wage Inflation Is on the Rise

A survey of chief financial officers by Gartner, Inc. found that 60% of employers experienced wage inflation in the second quarter – almost double the amount reported to the previous quarter. Nearly three in four of the CFOs polled cited…

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Workers Not Paid Enough?

Many workers feel overdue for a pay raise, finds new research from the personnel staffing firm of Robert Half. According to its 2022 Salary Guide, companies will need to enhance their compensation strategy or risk losing top talent to competitors. "In…

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ACWI Newsletter November 15, 2021

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here: In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Biden Vax Orders Stir Turmoil Electric Vehicle Tax Can Work New Relocation Incentive Offers Choosing Frozen Over Fresh Food…

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Biden Vax Orders Stir Turmoil

After a long wait, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) enforcing President Biden’s mandate requiring private employers of more than 100 workers to have all of them vaccinated against Covid 19 no later than…

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Record Holiday Sales Forecast

“Holiday spending has the potential to shatter previous records,” announced the National Retail Federation, which forecasts that November and December holiday sales will grow between 8.5% and 10.5% over 2020, to a total between $843.4 billion and $859 billion. This…

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New Relocation Incentive Offers

States and localities are using economic incentives to entice both new and remote workers to relocate to their small towns and urban areas and to do so on either a short-term or permanent basis. “These incentives augment employer efforts to…

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Vax Mandates Worry Employers

A survey found that found most employers, 90%, believe it will be somewhat or very challenging to implement the Biden mandate that employers with 100 or more workers require them to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Conducted…

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