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Union Changes Under the Biden Administration

By: | 04.28.21 | Strategic HR
New President, new union changes? Law firm Troutman Pepper spoke on this week’s webinar about what they predict will be more union-friendly legislation that will be coming from this administration. We know that the Biden administration plans to shake up union...

COVID-19 Status for Employers & PA Dept of Health Updates

By: | 04.20.21 | Coronavirus
Revised COVID-19 Updates for Employers   During MEA’s weekly Town Hall, we heard from Amy McAndrew, Esq, about a full COVID-19 update for employers.  While there are no current restrictions around travel, the CDC is currently discouraging travel. E...

Quick Survey: 39% of respondents undecided about hybrid work arrangements

By: | 04.14.21 | blog, Strategic HR, Coronavirus,
According to a pulse survey of MEA Member companies, nearly forty percent of employers are still undecided on how they will reintroduce employees to the workspace on a weekly basis. Question 1: As federal and state restrictions allow, what are your plans for employee...

Marijuana Trends Affecting Employers and the Workplace

By: | 04.13.21 | HR Compliance
Medical marijuana is now legal in 36 states, the District of Columbia and several United States territories. In addition, sixteen states have legalized adult recreational marijuana use. Does this affect the rights of employees in the workplace? Short answer: yes, an...

EEOC to Begin Collecting 2019/20 EEO-1 Component 1 data on April 26, 2021

By: | 04.08.21 | HR Alerts
On March 29, 2021, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that, after delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the agency will start collecting both 2019 and 2...

New Federal Legislation Has Changed the COBRA Rules

By: | 03.25.21 | HR Alerts
Employer responsibilities under COBRA will drastically change on April 1, and the risks of noncompliance can be substantial. As compared to other recent developments, this has flown under the radar. Below is a summary of what you need to know – it will be importan...