Become a Member Today! MEA Membership starts at $115 per month.


Discover the latest tips and best practices for employers like you concerned with managing workforce needs, staying compliant, and retaining key talent.

United States DOL Proposes Significant Increase to the Salary Threshold

By: | 09.07.23 | HR Alerts
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws employers must classify all employees as either exempt or nonexempt. This classification determines how the employee should be paid to ensure legal compliance. Exempt employees are exempt fro...

Time to Review Handbooks in Light of Recent NLRB Ruling

By: | 08.11.23 | HR Alerts
The pendulum is swinging once again at the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”).  In its recent decision in Stericycle, Inc., 372 NLRB No. 113 (2023), the Board largely returned to Obama-era standards for evaluating whether wor...

New Jersey Employers Should Take Note of Changes to the State’s Unemployment Compensation Law

By: | 08.04.23 | HR Alerts
On July 31, 2023, several amendments to the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Law went into effect. Most notably, the amended law creates new reporting obligations for employers when a New Jersey employee separates. As of July 31, 2023, employers in New Jersey are...

Good News on Remote Document Verification for E-Verify Employers

By: | 07.26.23 | HR Alerts
The rules around remote document verification of I-9 documentation continue to change. On July 21, 2023, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule, effective August 1, 2023, that will allow employers to utilize an al...

Employers Should Take Note of Upcoming OFCCP and EEOC Deadlines

By: | 07.14.23 | HR Alerts
Employers should prepare for significant, upcoming deadlines established by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The deadlines include: (1) use of a new invitation to self-identify disability ...

NYC Joins Other Jurisdictions in Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Based on Height and Weight

By: | 06.13.23 | HR Alerts
New York City (NYC) recently enacted an anti-discrimination law that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and access to public businesses based on an individual’s height or weight. This new law will go into effect on November 22, 2023. Once the law goe...