New Jersey (Finally) Releases Paid Sick Leave Law Notice

By: | 10.22.18 | HR Alerts
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has released on its website the required notice that must be posted and distributed to all New Jersey employees under the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law. You can find the notice on the NJDOL’s we...

Combating workplace harassment in #MeToo era

By: | 10.16.18 | HR Compliance
With the #MeToo movement featured so prominently in the news, most recently in the process to confirm a Supreme Court justice, it should come as no surprise that workplace harassment claims are increasing. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently ann...

Can I lay off an underperforming employee instead of firing him?

By: | 10.09.18 | Common HR Questions
Firing an employee is never easy. It’s often a situation that is fraught with stress and discomfort for all parties, and the path leading to termination can be painstakingly tedious. Whether the employer is attempting to soften the emotional blow for the employee...

October 29 Deadline for New NJ Paid Sick Leave Law

By: | 10.08.18 | HR Alerts
Earlier this summer, we alerted Members about New Jersey’s new law requiring employers to provide paid sick leave. This is an additional reminder that the deadline to comply with this new law is quickly approaching on October 29, 2018, and MEA is here to help its ...

FBI Warns of Phishing Scam Targeting Direct Payroll Deposits

By: | 10.01.18 | HR Alerts
In a recent alert, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning employers that hackers appear to be targeting the online payroll accounts of employees in a variety of industries. The attacks are being carried out through phishing emails sent to employees, a...

Pre-termination checklist for Managers and HR

By: | 10.01.18 | blog, HR Compliance,
Do you have an employee who is underperforming, repeatedly violating policies or overall just not working out? In the workplace, there are few actions that present more legal risk than terminating an employee. As you consider possible termination, to reduce your legal ...