HR Hot Topics – July, 2023: Understanding the CROWN Act

Welcome to July’s edition of HR Hot Topics! I thought I’d take a break from sightseeing in Italy to share with you this month’s video – which has to do with racial or ethnic identity. On June 15th, Governor Whitmer signed the CROWN Act into law, which enhances Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act by prohibiting […]

HR Hot Topics – February, 2023: Romance and Friendship in the Workplace

Hello Leaders,   Welcome to February’s edition of HR Hot Topics! This month we explore love and friendship in the workplace. According to a recent SHRM article while, “Most U.S. workers say they are comfortable with workplace romances and would respect co-workers involved in one,” the majority are not interested in pursuing a workplace romance […]

HR Hot Topics January, 2023: Contractor Rule

Hello Leaders, Welcome to January’s edition of HR Hot Topics!  We’re kicking off 2023 with an episode on the newly proposed independent contractor rule from the Department of Labor.  Independent contractor (1099) status has always been a challenging area for employers to navigate.  What it means to be truly ‘independent’ seems to change with each […]