Being seen as a leader is something many of us strive for, whether we are the owner of our own company or a frontline manager/supervisor. We want to be the one that people come to with questions. We want to build skills in others so they can succeed. And we like to problem-solve and do our part to help our companies grow.
A group hoping to legalize the recreational use of marijuana announced their plans to submit the required signatures to get the question on the 2018 ballot.
Last week, the Michigan House unanimously passed a seven-bill package supported by the Michigan Chamber to address key issues facing Michigan’s 100-percent employer-financed unemployment insurance (UI) program. While the legislation has many components, it works to address the critical issues that have been plaguing the UI system in recent years, including UI identity theft, or so-called imposter claims.
For years, the unemployment insurance agency (UIA) has been plagued with problems. From wrongly accusing over 40,000 individuals of unemployment insurance (UI) fraud to the growing problem of identity theft claims to a compromise of their database this past winter, no one can deny the UIA is facing many challenges and needs to clean up its act.
The shark species, as we know them, have been around for about 400 million years; they were dwelling the oceans when dinosaurs were roaming the land. Growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there is a saying: “We provoke a shark every time we get in the water where sharks happen to be. The ocean is not our territory – it is theirs.”
Accommodating employees with disabilities presents a number of challenges, but those associated with mental health disabilities can be particularly difficult. This is illustrated by a recent case from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Arndt v. Ford Motor Co., in which the court held that employers may need to accommodate employee requests for accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to have a service dog in the workplace.
The Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act, Public Act 390 of 1978, as amended, regulates the payment of hourly wages, salaries, commissions, certain fringe benefits (vacation pay, sick pay, etc.) as specified in written contracts or written policies. Also:
A diverse workforce is a key element to a successful enterprise. Here are 10 points to consider when developing diversity initiatives within your organization:
Currently, the Occupational Safety Health and Administration (OSHA) requires that covered employers record workplace safety data in the form of an injury and illness report for each case (Form 301), a log of the cases (Form 300), and an annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses (Form 300A).
Data privacy does need to be taken seriously, but it does not need to be all doom and gloom.
Here are a few positive ways to help your business, your customers, and yourself.