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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About I-9 Compliance Flexibility Ending on July 31, 2023

By: | 07.13.23 | Common HR Questions
Completing a Form I-9 is a standard part of any employee onboarding process.  Recognizing that many employees worked remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has allowed flexibility in the I-9 document review process. However, the governme...

Are My Remote Employees Eligible for Leave Under the Family and Medical Leave Act?

By: | 10.14.22 | Common HR Questions
When the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed in 1993, legislators and business leaders did not contemplate largely remote workforces. In 2022, however, many companies are embracing fully remote employees, leaving many employers asking – among other thin...

Leadership Development Town Hall 3.23.2021

By: | 03.25.21 | blog, Training and Development, Common HR Questions, Coronavirus,
Leadership Development: Identifying & Developing Leaders “A company is only strong as its weakest leader.” Individual contributors, team leads and people managers, as well as the executive team, can be seen as leaders.  77% of organizations...

Returning to Work Safely (Town Hall 3.2.2021)

By: | 03.03.21 | blog, Training and Development, Common HR Questions,
As employers start to consider bringing their employees back to an in-person office, there are many things that should be done to bring back employees in a safe and clean environment. But first- you need a well-thought-out plan. Return to Work Safely PwC intervi...

Town Hall & OSHA Update 2.2.2021

By: | 02.04.21 | Common HR Questions, Strategic HR,
On February 2, MEA hosted a Town Hall with our in-house attorney and OSHA representative to share upcoming information about OSHA and the COVID-19 virus. Vaccine Policy: Yes or No? Many members have inquired about the necessity of a vaccine policy written into po...

What are companies planning for year-end holiday parties and celebrations?

By: | 10.22.20 | Common HR Questions
MEA recently sent out an ‘End of Year Celebration’ Survey to our Members and other local organizations to gauge how companies are planning on handling their year-end/holiday parties and celebrations. We received 123 responses that gave us excellent insight o...