Reduce the impact of flu season: 7 workplace tips

By: | 10.17.19 | HR Compliance
Flu season is upon us, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that anyone who is able to be vaccinated get their flu vaccine now.  According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) the annual direct medical cost of fl...

Can employers require tattoos to be covered in the workplace?

By: | 10.10.19 | Common HR Questions
According to a 2015 Harris Poll, twenty-nine percent of Americans aged eighteen and older have a tattoo, with nearly half of Millennials (47%) and over a third of Generation X (36%) having at least one. Although tattoos have become more mainstream and socially acceptab...

Stand with MEA in Our Fight Against Hunger

By: | 10.07.19 | Company News
MEA is hosting a food drive through December 1st to support Philabundance. Please help us do our part to end hunger by bringing food donations next time you are at MEA. On December 3rd, the MEA “Culture Crew” will deliver the collected food to 93.3 WMM...

What Employers Should Know About Hair and Race Discrimination

By: | 09.30.19 | HR Compliance
Do you remember Andrew Johnson, the Buena Regional High School wrestler who was forced by a referee to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit his match? The New Jersey state legislature currently is considering a bill that would eliminate the type of discrimination faced by Joh...

What is an Affirmative Action Plan and do I need one?

By: | 09.10.19 | HR Compliance
In addition to the information here, MEA is offering a free webinar What is an Affirmative Action Plan and do I need one? on October 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM ET. Does your company need an Affirmative Action Plan? Companies that meet the following criteria are cover...

Can I terminate an employee who does not return from leave?

By: | 08.20.19 | Common HR Questions
Sound familiar? The question of how to respond appropriately when an employee has exceeded his or her approved leave time is one frequently encountered by the MEA Legal and Compliance Team. Members often turn to MEA in search of resolution to this common yet complex sit...