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Differences Between Labor Law Posters and Notices

28 May 2024

Differences Between Labor Law Posters and Notices

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Employers must provide employees with information about their rights under various federal, state, and local employment laws. This information is typically communicated through either labor law posters or individual notices, as specified by the law.

A Guide to Some of Michigan’s State Employment Laws

14 May 2024

A Guide to Some of Michigan’s State Employment Laws

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Each state has their own share of employment related laws in addition to federal regulations that business owners need to be aware of. Whether you're a small startup or a large corporation, understanding and adhering to Michigan’s employment laws is paramount to mitigating legal risks and fostering a fair and equitable workplace.

Davis-Bacon Act: Understanding the Final Rule

30 April 2024

Davis-Bacon Act: Understanding the Final Rule

Author: Linda Olejniczak

For the first time in nearly four decades, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has ushered in significant revisions to regulations governing the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and its associated statutes, affecting federal wage regulations applicable to contractors and subcontractors engaged in most government construction projects. These changes, collectively referred to as the DBRA, are aimed at enhancing clarity and consistency in administering and enforcing DBRA regulations.
Do Your Benefits Support Employees Living in Permacrisis?

16 April 2024

Do Your Benefits Support Employees Living in Permacrisis?

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Recent data from a study by MetLife reveals a concerning trend: employees are experiencing heightened levels of stress, burnout, and depression in the workplace. The pressures of the ongoing permacrisis state, compounded by financial concerns and persistently high living costs, have created a challenging environment for employees to navigate.

Effective Global Human Resource Management

2 April 2024

Effective Global Human Resource Management

Author: Linda Olejniczak

In today's interconnected world, businesses operate on a global scale, requiring them to manage human resources across various countries and regions. Effectively managing a global workforce begins with understanding the local context of each location where the business operates. This involves delving into cultural norms, legal frameworks, and socio-economic factors that shape the environment in which employees function. Here, we break down the essential steps to managing human resources...
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The Importance of Creating a Culture of Accountability

19 March 2024

The Importance of Creating a Culture of Accountability

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Accountability in the workplace isn't just a catchphrase—it's the foundation upon which trust and effective collaboration thrive within organizations. At its core, workplace accountability entails each team member taking ownership of their actions, decisions, and performance. This cultivates a culture where individuals and teams are dedicated to fulfilling their responsibilities and achieving collective goals, directly impacting employee satisfaction, engagement, and overall...
Drive Success with a Coaching Culture

5 March 2024

Drive Success with a Coaching Culture

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Working within a coaching culture can significantly boost performance and success. But how do you establish such an environment? It requires dedication from both leadership and team members.

Making Everyone a Recruiter

20 February 2024

Making Everyone a Recruiter

Author: Linda Olejniczak

In the quest for talent, organizations are rethinking their recruitment strategies. Gone are the days when hiring was solely the responsibility of HR departments or hiring teams. Now, organizations are realizing the potential of tapping into the collective network and awareness of their entire staff to find candidates who not only excel in their roles but also align with the organization's culture. By fostering a culture where everyone participates in recruiting, employers can unlock new...
Retention Strategies for HR Directors

6 February 2024

Retention Strategies for HR Directors

Author: Linda Olejniczak

As the new year unfolds, with research indicating increased restlessness among employees, retention is front of mind on HR directors and leadership. The Conference Board CHRO Confidence Index and a survey by esphr by WorkNest highlight growing concerns about retention, putting HR directors in the spotlight.

New Year! New Goals!

23 January 2024

New Year! New Goals!

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Happy New Year!  First quarter, new year, new you! The pressure is on to set resolutions, reset, and renew. So, where do you begin?

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2024 HR Trends – Recruiting Takes the Number One Spot

9 January 2024

2024 HR Trends – Recruiting Takes the Number One Spot

Author: Linda Olejniczak

As organizations embark on 2024, they face a landscape of economic uncertainty, prompting the need for strategic foresight. In response to this challenge, ASE partner, McLean & Company, a renowned HR research and advisory firm, has released its annual HR Trends Report 2024.

Contacting Employees on Leave

19 December 2023

Contacting Employees on Leave

Author: Linda Olejniczak

What are the rules for contacting employees on leave? When and how should you communicate with them? There are no legal requirements to keep in touch with workers while they’re out on leave. However, there are good business reasons to not let your employees think that you have forgotten about them. To maintain a good relationship with workers on leave, a manager or HR person can keep in touch on a regular basis, but not so often that it seems intrusive.

Navigating the Employee Retention Credit: A Guide to Claiming Relief in 2023

5 December 2023

Navigating the Employee Retention Credit: A Guide to Claiming Relief in 2023

Author: Linda Olejniczak

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) has emerged as a crucial lifeline for businesses grappling with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. As deadlines loom on the horizon, it becomes imperative for businesses to grasp the intricacies of the ERC, ensuring a correct and timely claim.

Davis-Bacon Rule Update

21 November 2023

Davis-Bacon Rule Update

Author: Linda Olejniczak

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has ushered in significant changes to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) standards. This final rule, effective October 23, 2023, comprised of hundreds of pages, is poised to impact over one million construction workers. Alongside the comprehensive revisions, the DOL has released a set of Frequently Asked Questions to guide stakeholders through the intricacies of the updated regulations.
Are Remote Employees Eligible for FMLA?

7 November 2023

Are Remote Employees Eligible for FMLA?

Author: Linda Olejniczak

In short, yes, employees who telework are eligible for Family Medical Leave Act/ FMLA leave on the same basis as employees who report to any other worksite to perform their job.  An employee who has worked for an employer for at least 12 months, has at least 1,250 hours of service for the employer during the 12-month period immediately preceding the leave, and works at a location where the employer has at least 50 employees within 75 miles is eligible for FMLA leave.

Benefits of a Paperless Onboarding

24 October 2023

Benefits of a Paperless Onboarding

Author: Linda Olejniczak

HR professionals are continually seeking ways to cut expenses, enhance operational efficiency, and uphold productivity. When it comes to onboarding procedures, the transition to a paperless approach emerges as a strategic way to realize these objectives. Below, we examine the advantages of paperless onboarding.

The Vital Role of a Hearing Conservation Program

10 October 2023

The Vital Role of a Hearing Conservation Program

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Michigan, with its bustling automotive, manufacturing, and construction sectors, has a significant portion of its workforce exposed to high noise levels. A Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) is a crucial tool for employers to protect their workforce from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and ensure a safe, productive work environment.

Manufacturing Day is October 6, 2023

26 September 2023

Manufacturing Day is October 6, 2023

Author: Linda Olejniczak

What is manufacturing day? It is a national day where high school students can learn about modern-day manufacturing, career options, and more. Students can visit a local facility and envision their future careers. They can connect current classroom learning to on-the-job skills. Careers in manufacturing today are much different than years ago. Today, the manufacturing industry utilizes technology to create and build the latest and greatest products. 

Guiding New Supervisors Towards Success

12 September 2023

Guiding New Supervisors Towards Success

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of cultivating their internal talent to future supervisors. Transitioning from an individual contributor to a manager requires a shift in mindset and skillset. Many organizations have come to realize that simply promoting high-performing employees to managerial roles isn't enough. Instead, a systematic approach that combines training, mentorship, and ongoing development is essential.

Selecting a Benefits Provider – What to Ask

29 August 2023

Selecting a Benefits Provider – What to Ask

Author: Linda Olejniczak

When interviewing a benefits broker, it’s essential to ask the right questions to ensure that they can meet your company’s specific needs and provide the best benefits package for your employees.  Start with the basic questions:

Navigating the Path to Wellness with AI

15 August 2023

Navigating the Path to Wellness with AI

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Employer-sponsored mental health benefits are no longer a nice-to-have — they are a necessity. In a recent playbook published by HR Drive, an estimated 90% of organizations have invested in wellness tools such as meditation apps and employee assistance programs (EAP). But these well-being initiatives are not having the impact they should — the number of employees that are still silently struggling is staggering. Rather than seeking support, they take vacation, use sick leave...
Staying Compliant: The Importance of Employers Keeping Up to Date with the ADA in 2023

1 August 2023

Staying Compliant: The Importance of Employers Keeping Up to Date with the ADA in 2023

Author: Linda Olejniczak

It is crucial for employers to remain vigilant and up to date on the ADA's provisions to ensure they provide equal opportunities and accommodations for their employees. By understanding the ADA's requirements, employers can avoid unintentional discrimination and ensure that they provide reasonable accommodations to individuals enabling them to fully participate in the workforce. Failure to comply with the ADA can lead to costly and time-consuming litigation.
Workplace Literacy Matters – How to Communicate (Part 2)

18 July 2023

Workplace Literacy Matters – How to Communicate (Part 2)

Author: Linda Olejniczak

If your workforce has lower literacy levels, it's important to adapt your communication strategies to ensure effective understanding and engagement.

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Workplace Literacy Matters – Assessing Skills (Part 1)

30 June 2023

Workplace Literacy Matters – Assessing Skills (Part 1)

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Workplace literacy refers to the fundamental skills employees need to have to fulfill their work functions and manage the demands of their jobs. Don’t assume great conversation skills equal reading and writing levels. That employee may hardly be able write their name or read a simple sentence.

The Ripple Effect of Impulsive Employees

20 June 2023

The Ripple Effect of Impulsive Employees

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Impulsive employees can have a profound impact on the overall dynamics of a workplace. Their impulsive behavior is often driven by lack of self-control, emotional reactivity, short attention span, disregard for rules, and lack of accountability.

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