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Rising Gas Costs are Impacting Employees – Employers Respond

28 June 2022

Rising Gas Costs are Impacting Employees – Employers Respond

Author: Heather Nezich

In a recent poll during Conversations with Mike & Tony, only 1 out 20 attendees were assisting employees with gas costs.  But as gas prices continue to rise and more and more employees struggle financially, more employers might consider financial assistance or other accommodations to help with gas costs.

Michigan Employers Raise Salaries 4% in Part to Improve Employee Retention, ASE Survey Shows

21 June 2022

Michigan Employers Raise Salaries 4% in Part to Improve Employee Retention, ASE Survey Shows

Author: Jason Rowe

ASE has released the results of its 2022 Michigan Compensation Survey, which reveals that low unemployment, sluggish labor participation, and unprecedented employee turnover have accelerated the wages and salaries of local employers. Data from the most recent ASE compensation survey shows that overall wage growth, based on a matched sample of companies (referred to as a constant sample) was 4.0% compared to just 2.1% in 2021.

SHRM Survey Reveals How the Pandemic Affected Employee Benefits

21 June 2022

SHRM Survey Reveals How the Pandemic Affected Employee Benefits

Author: Heather Nezich

The pandemic has had a profound effect on all areas of employment, including benefits. Mental health coverage has emerged as one of the most popular covered benefits in 2022 with 91% of employers now offering coverage according to a recent SHRM Employee Benefits Survey.

Wage and Hour Issues to be Aware Of

14 June 2022

Wage and Hour Issues to be Aware Of

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Currently, the U. S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (Wage & Hour) has been conducting a series of listening sessions in various regions to hear what industry and workers’ organizations thoughts are about raising the salary level for exempt employees. 

Take a Vacation – It Could Save Your Life

7 June 2022

Take a Vacation – It Could Save Your Life

Author: Susan Chance

Many employers are investing in health programs for their employees. It could be offering to co-pay for a gym membership, providing online health support programs, or providing on-site fitness centers. However, one important health benefit that employers have offered for a long time is vacation time.

Health Benefits are Key to Addressing the Great Resignation

31 May 2022

Health Benefits are Key to Addressing the Great Resignation

Author: Heather Nezich

As millions of U.S. employees voluntarily resign and employers desperately scramble to find workers, a new survey suggests employee health strategy may be a key ingredient to keeping employees well and at work.

Geographic Pay Issues Appear to be Resolving Itself

24 May 2022

Geographic Pay Issues Appear to be Resolving Itself

Author: Anthony Kaylin

With the onset of the pandemic and the issue of remote workers, a big question in compensation has arisen: do you pay rates based on the location the employee had been physically working or do you pay the rate in the geographic area the employee now lives?  Although IT was most impacted by this issue, with many moving to Texas or Florida, where state income taxes are zero, other industries allowing remote work are being impacted.

If Roe v Wade is Overturned, Then What?

10 May 2022

If Roe v Wade is Overturned, Then What?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

For many employers, their healthcare benefits include access to pregnancy termination procedures, or abortions.  The right to abortions was decided in a 1973 case called Roe v. Wade. The case was controversial for multiple reasons, but the crux of it is that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas statute banning abortion, effectively legalizing the procedure across the United States. Before the decision, abortion had been illegal throughout much of the country forcing many women to...
Working While Caring – A New Employer Initiative to Recruit & Retain Talent

26 April 2022

Working While Caring – A New Employer Initiative to Recruit & Retain Talent

Author: Heather Nezich and Guest Author, Sara Gleicher, LMSW

Two years into the pandemic, businesses large and small continue to struggle to find employees and keep the ones they have. Now, many employers are seeking new ways to retain and attract talent by identifying what matters most to their employees.

As Our Parents Said, “Go To School!”

19 April 2022

As Our Parents Said, “Go To School!”

Author: Michael Burns

I distinctly recall “back in the day” when I was complaining about school and why I had to go, my parents' immediate retort was; go to school and you will be able to get a good job – or some words to that effect.

Voluntary Benefits are a Growing and Essential Component of Employee Benefit Packages

5 April 2022

Voluntary Benefits are a Growing and Essential Component of Employee Benefit Packages

Author: Heather Nezich

44% of millennials would consider a job change to secure better benefits, according to a new survey from Buck, an integrated HR, pensions, and benefits consulting, technology, and administration services firm. Faced with increased competition for talent, 72% of employers plan to add additional voluntary benefits.

If ADA Applies, More Time Off May be Necessary When Employee is Coming Off FMLA

29 March 2022

If ADA Applies, More Time Off May be Necessary When Employee is Coming Off FMLA

Author: Anthony Kaylin

Just recently the EEOC settled with a trucking and property management company who terminated an employee after they exhausted their FMLA leave and were unable to return to work.  In the situations before the EEOC, the company terminated one employee with 30 years tenure who needed an additional three weeks off and another employee with 20 years tenure who simply needed an additional week.

Remote Work and Workers’ Compensation

29 March 2022

Remote Work and Workers’ Compensation

Author: Michael Burns

As employers move further into remote work arrangements (full-time, part-time, hybrid) with their employees, a basic understanding of the state’s workers’ compensation law is important.

Back to Basics in Wage and Hour:  How to Use the Salary Basis Test

8 March 2022

Back to Basics in Wage and Hour: How to Use the Salary Basis Test

Author: Anthony Kaylin

A recent U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals court case brought up the issue of the salary basis test.  The case concerned an oil rig worker who met the duties test and income minimums of the FLSA executive and highly compensated exemptions.  

Higher Wages Alone Not Likely to Improve Labor Participation

8 March 2022

Higher Wages Alone Not Likely to Improve Labor Participation

Author: Kevin Marrs

The inevitable reaction to worker shortages and an increase in labor demands has been higher wages.  As the theory goes, employers meet the challenge of these two forces by increasing wages to reach a new equilibrium.  However, the pandemic has resulted in a sort of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland scenario where nothing is at it should be.  In fact, according to research outlined by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, wage growth alone is unlikely to return labor force...
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