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5 Ways to Celebrate Pride in your Workplace

By: | 06.22.22 | DEI Update
Around the world, June is recognized as Pride Month, which is a time to celebrate LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) culture and support LGBTQ+ rights. Celebrating Pride is an important part of any employer’s diversity, equity and inclusion (D...

Fundamental Considerations for Designing your Variable Pay PlanĀ 

By: | 05.27.22 | Compensation
At a recent MEA Insights Webinar, Lou Lazo, Compensation Consultant for MEA’s sister-organization, Employers Council, presented on the design process for building a variable pay plan. Basic Vocabulary for Variable Pay Terms: Fixed Pay: Compensation that has ...

Pre-termination checklist for Managers and HR

By: | 05.20.22 | HR Compliance
Even with the Great Resignation and the challenges of recruitment and retention, employers still find themselves with employees who are underperforming, violating policies or simply not working out.  In the workplace, there are few actions that present more legal r...

What Employers Should Know About Hair and Race Discrimination

By: | 04.07.22 | HR Compliance
Last month, the United States House of Representatives passed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act with bipartisan support. The CROWN Act now moves to the Senate, where a companion bill is sponsored by Senator Cory Booker of New Jer...

National Policies & Benefits Survey Summary

By: | 04.04.22 | Surveys and Reports
MEA recently conducted the 2021-2022 National Policies & Benefits Survey along with other participating employer associations across the United States. 1,265 employers organizations participated in the survey. Organizations answered 332 multiple choice or fill in th...

2022 Trends for Returning to the Workplace

By: | 03.29.22 | Coronavirus
At our MEA Insights Weekly Webinar on March 22, 2022, we polled employers in the MidAtlantic region regarding their plans to bring people back to the physical workplace. In total we had 75 respondents participating in the polls. Here are the results: Returning to the...

What is an Affirmative Action Plan and Do I Need One?

By: | 03.16.22 | HR Compliance
Does your company need an Affirmative Action Plan? Companies that meet the following criteria are covered by federal affirmative action obligations and must prepare an Affirmative Action Plan annually to comply with federal requirements: The company performs work ...

New York City Job Postings Must Include Salary Ranges as of May 15, 2022

By: | 03.03.22 | HR Alerts
Adding to the growing list of jurisdictions that have passed pay transparency laws, effective May 15, 2022, New York City employers will be required to include a minimum and maximum salary on all job postings for positions performed within the City. Law No. 2022-032, wh...

5 Ways to Show Appreciation for your Employees

By: | 02.25.22 | Strategic HR
March 4 is National Employee Appreciation Day; a day to consider the importance of the relationship between employers and employees. The importance of appreciating the efforts of your team has become even more crucial since March of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic afforded ...