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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...

Banning Political Discussions at Work

By: | 10.14.20 | HR Alerts
The year 2020 has been like no other, with a global pandemic, a volatile economy and a social justice movement sparking protests around the country – and all in a presidential election year.  With highly contentious elections quickly approaching – and t...

If an Employee Chooses Virtual Schooling for their Child, are they Eligible for Expanded FMLA?

By: | 10.12.20 | Common HR Questions
With school being back in session, both virtually and in-person, this has caused concerns for both employees and their employers. In the latest installment in our new video series, Coffee and Compliance, MEA experts Maria Bonelli and Jane Disher, sit down virtuall...

What To Do If You Receive a Demand Letter

By: | 10.08.20 | HR Alerts
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have been faced with challenging business decisions. While some business leaders have made angst-filled choices about furloughing and laying off employees, others have used the economic downturn as an opportunity to lay off u...

Can an employer mandate that an employee get a COVID test?

By: | 09.30.20 | Common HR Questions
Do you or your organization still have unanswered questions regarding COVID? Are you still unsure how to navigate through this “new normal”? While this is a difficult time for most individuals and organizations, MEA’s HR hotline is here to answer and...

How to Prevent Unconscious Bias in Your Workplace and Drive Results

By: | 08.05.20 | Recruiting
It’s no secret that cultural and generational shifts have changed the workplace landscape. And like most workforce leaders, you’ve responded accordingly. You champion diversity and inclusion. You promote a safe and healthy environment. Yet, an imminent threa...