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...

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...

What employers need to know about national origin discrimination

By: | 08.07.19 | HR Compliance
While the #MeToo movement has highlighted the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, employers are responsible for maintaining workplaces that are free from harassment based on any protected category. Given the current political climate around immigration, employe...

New NJ law makes asking about salary history unlawful

By: | 07.30.19 | HR Compliance
On July 25, 2019, New Jersey Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver signed A1094 into law, which will prevent employers from asking about workers’ wage and salary history. The law will take effect six months after the bill was signed. Shortly after taking office in Ja...

Burger King case serves up warning to employers on FMLA notice

By: | 07.16.19 | HR Compliance
When does an employer have enough information to grant leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?  A federal court in Alabama recently shed some light on this issue, finding that an employer, a Burger King franchisee restaurant, unlawfully interfered with...