Time to review your inclement weather policy

By: | 12.05.19 | HR Compliance
This week marked the first snowfall of the current winter season, which is a great time for employers to be thinking about their inclement weather policies. Any good policy will address, at a minimum, employee safety, a communications plan and compensation. Safety Whil...

Preparing for Philadelphia’s 2020 predictive scheduling ordinance

By: | 11.18.19 | HR Compliance
Predictive scheduling legislation has been sweeping the nation, and Philadelphia is next in line.  On January 1, 2020, the Philadelphia Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance will take effect.  The Ordinance will require employers in the retail, food...

3 interview questions employers shouldn’t ask (but often do!)

By: | 11.07.19 | HR Compliance
While most companies know that job interview questions directly related to protected characteristics such as age, race, disability and religion are off limits, there are other areas of interview questioning – including seemingly innocent small talk – that al...

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...