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The State of Michigan has made progress in reducing the exponential growth of COVID-19, on flattening the curve. That said, many of your employees will eventually get the virus, a few will get very sick and, sadly, by this time next year, one or more employees or their immediate family member will not survive. Those who take the risk, you, to run a business have a streak of optimism; you must have a view that…
Of the writing of books, there is no end. And we would like to recommend one whose author, Marc Effron, would suggest pulling a few popular titles from your shelf and, as the subtitle says, “Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest).” In Steps to High Performance #the8steps he writes to you as an individual, what you can do to improve your impact and influence. Definitely worth your time, time to both read…
There is no “one-stop compliance shopping” when it comes to knowing what all your company must do to, as the law requires, “provide a safe workplace.” The Michigan HR Group has created a Guidebook to assist, in particular, Michigan employers.  Review each major topic, plan to take about 30 minutes considering the links in the individual assessment section, and create a to-do list as you go. Everyone wins when you make the places your staff work…
“Wait! What? Why is Michigan HR Group saying not to outsource?” If outsourcing means a company relies on an HR person who never has face time with managers and staff, then check out this blog post, “Why You Can’t Outsource HR” via @HuffPostBiz. We agree and that’s why our consultants are physically available to clients and share our cell number with employees. Yes, remote support can be very effective; it just ought not…
President Trump will change somethings that affect organizations, employees and the workplace but what and when is not clear yet. What is unchanged: The best people seldom knock on your door and ask, “Are you interested in hiring someone like me?” (While it happened once this year for a client, this is an uncommon blessing.) The cost of and competition doing business or raising capital continues to increase. February 1 through April 30 most US…
President Trump will change somethings that affect organizations, employees and the workplace but what and when is not clear yet. What is unchanged: The best people seldom knock on your door and ask, “Are you interested in hiring someone like me?” (While it happened once this year for a client, this is an uncommon blessing.) The cost of and competition doing business or raising capital continues to increase. February 1 through April 30 most US…
We cannot address whether the legal opinion expressed here would be shared by your own legal counsel.  Please seek advice should you delay complying with what now seems to be a stalled, new regulation on minimum salary for exempt employees.  –Michigan HR Group November 23, 2016 Breaking News! Federal Court Suspends Enforcement of Overtime Rule A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the US Department of Labor’s (US-DOL) new overtime rule.…
Big Issues to Consider ·       Getting the work done the company needs done … at a pay rate which makes business sense and retains staff. ·       Keeping employees engaged at the same or higher level. ·       Complying with the law to accomplish the above. o   Minimum salary (a different concept than “minimum wage”) goes to $47,476* ($913 per week) on December 1, 2016. The actual rule is the weekly amount.  Meaning, for example, if you…
Big Issues to Consider ·       Getting the work done the company needs done … at a pay rate which makes business sense and retains staff. ·       Keeping employees engaged at the same or higher level. ·       Complying with the law to accomplish the above. o   Minimum salary (a different concept than “minimum wage”) goes to $47,476* ($913 per week) on December 1, 2016. The actual rule is the weekly amount.  Meaning, for example, if you…