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Biden Administration Expands Overtime Eligibility Law

April 26, 2024

This week, the Biden Administration finalized a new rule set to make millions of salaried workers eligible for overtime pay in the U.S.

Starting Jul. 1, employers will be required to pay overtime to salaried workers who make less than $58,888 by 2025. This is a significant jump from the previous $35,568, which was set under the Trump administration in 2019. 4/25/2024

EEOC Finalizes Rule for Employers to Accommodate Abortion: What You Need to Know

April 19, 2024

This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission finalized its rule to require employers to accommodate applicants and workers who need time off or other workplace modifications for an abortion procedure or recovery.

OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips has created a detailed breakdown of the rule and what is expected of employers. 4/17/2024

Non-Linear Career Paths are the New Norm, How Can Employers Adapt?

April 12, 2024

More employees than ever are choosing non-linear career paths, deviating from previous generations. This has left many talent acquisition and retention experts scratching their heads.

This article from OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips highlights how employers can adapt and support these employees to find professional fulfillment in whatever path they choose. 4/07/2024

Finding Cost and Operational Efficiencies with Tailored Workforce Solutions

April 12, 2024

Operational efficiency is the lifeblood of manufacturing, but balancing increased demand while optimizing labor costs is one of the largest hurdles to clear.

OMA Connections Partner Traba is hosting a webinar to tackle this challenge, with a focus on labor planning, optimizing workforce demands, and solving talent acquisition problems. Click here to register. 4/10/2024

Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Beating National Average

April 5, 2024

Ohio’s unemployment rate held steady in February at 3.7%, bucking the national trend of declining employment numbers.

The state also reported an addition of 3,500 private-sector jobs in February, more than doubling the 1,200 jobs added in January. 4/04/2024

How Much Should Manufacturers Pay Their Employees?

April 5, 2024

OMA Connections Partner Arrowhead Talent Solutions suggests manufacturers follow these nuanced steps when considering how much to pay an employee. 4/04/2024

Study: 3 in 4 Workers Say They Are Untrained for Flexible Work Arrangements

March 29, 2024

According to a recent article by ManufacturingDive, 3 out of 4 workers say that they were unprepared for the shift to flexible work.

As companies continue to expand flexible working options for employees, they should take note of how the systems to support a hybrid schedule are built and ensure employees are properly equipped to adjust.


Webinar: Designing and Integrating Your HR and Talent Acquisition Strategic Blueprint

March 22, 2024

Join OMA Connections Partner CliftonLarsonAllen on May 1, 2024 from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. for a complimentary webinar on developing a cohesive strategic blueprint for human resources and talent acquisition. 3/20/2024

HR Unboxed: Monthly Webinar from OMA Connections Partner CliftonLarsonAllen

March 15, 2024

Join OMA Connections Partner CliftonLarsonAllen on Mar. 20 from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. for a complimentary webinar series on the latest trends and strategies of HR.

Each month, CliftonLarsonAllen hosts these interactive sessions on new HR topics to provide valuable insights, guidance, and HR knowledge. 3/13/2024

OMA Board Member Pushes Back on OSHA’s Walkaround Rule

March 8, 2024

OMA Board Director, Angela Phillips of Phillips Tubes Group provided public testimony to the federal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in opposition to OSHA’s proposed Walkaround Rule, which would allow union organizers and non-expert third parties to accompany OSHA agents during routine inspections.

In her comments, Phillips cites major concerns regarding risks to company operations, labor relations, and employee safety, while emphasizing the rule’s potential political motives, exposure of trade secrets, and violations of state property laws.

The OMA thanks Angela for her leadership 3/6/2024