HR Headline Roundup for June 10-14, 2019

U.S. Quits Rate Hits Record Plateau, Axios

The percentage of employed Americans leaving their jobs each month reached a 15-year high of 2.3 in June 2018 and remained constant through April 2019, the last month for which solid jobs data are available. Seeing so many people so consistently willing to quit means that workers have confidence in finding new jobs.

Conn. Mandates 12 Weeks Paid Family Leave, HR Dive

The law, which takes effect in January 2022, applies to self-employed residents and requires no minimum term of service for accessing the leave.

Some CEOs Figure Medicare for All Will Be Good for Business, Kaiser Health News

The case being made by a small, but growing, number of business owners is that shifting health care costs to a government program would free up money for higher wages and corporate expansion. As MCS CEO Richard Master said while joining Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) as she introduced H.R. 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019, “This bill removes an albatross from the neck of American business, puts more money in consumer products and will boost our economy.”

Nev. Job Applicants Gain Protections for Marijuana Use, Governing

After AB132 takes effect on the first day of 2020, most employers in Nevada will not be able to deny job offers to people just because they test positive for recent cannabis use. Firefighters, EMTs and individuals seeking jobs that are funded in any part with U.S. government money can still be denied employment for failing a drug test.

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