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Marijuana Trends Affecting Employers and the Workplace

By: | 04.13.21 | HR Compliance
Medical marijuana is now legal in 36 states, the District of Columbia and several United States territories. In addition, sixteen states have legalized adult recreational marijuana use. Does this affect the rights of employees in the workplace? Short answer: yes, an...

Town Hall Synopsis 2.23.2021

By: | 02.25.21 | HR Compliance, Strategic HR, Coronavirus,
In the Town Hall webinar on February 23, MEA discussed several topics including recreational marijuana policies, COVID-19 updates, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) standards and policies. Recreational Marijuana Use in New Jersey Now that a recreational ...

Managing workplace romance in the era of #MeToo

By: | 02.14.21 | HR Compliance
With Valentine’s Day upon us, employers likely are hoping that romance is not in the air – at least not in the workplace.  While there are workplace romance success stories – Michelle and Barack Obama met at work, as did Bill and Melinda Gates &nd...

Town Hall Synopsis: Immigration 2.9.2021

By: | 02.11.21 | blog, HR Compliance, Recruiting,
Immigration Update- Biden’s First 100 Days Overall, we anticipate a change in tone regarding immigration in this new administration. We may see more immigration-friendly language and policies, allowing you, as business owners and Human Resources departments, e...

Progressive Discipline Best Practices

By: | 02.24.20 | HR Compliance
Progressive discipline is a practice in which increasingly stiffer penalties are imposed for repeated policy violations. The purposes behind progressive discipline include: providing employees with information about how their current performance, attendance, or beh...

A New Year means new laws for employers

By: | 01.21.20 | HR Compliance
Employers should be aware of the following changes that went into effect, in New Jersey and nationally, as of January 1, 2020. New 2020 National Employment Law The United States Department of Labor’s final overtime rule, raising the salary threshold for exem...