Entries by Trisha Crigger

Consider year-end payroll as you make holiday plans

The holiday season will soon be here and while most people are thinking of planning holiday parties and gift-giving, it is also important to think about your end-of-year payroll now. Both the year end and holiday payroll processing can be stressful between planning for business closures and compiling end-of-year financials. Starting to think about the […]

Michigan’s Earned Sick Time Act will change policies for many employers

UPDATED – 11/30/2018 – Michigan Earned Sick Time Act In early September 2018, Michigan’s Legislature adopted the Earned Sick Time Act, which applies to all private employers employing one or more individuals, and takes effect on April 1, 2019. It was originally advanced as a ‘citizen initiated/petitioned ballot measure’ to be placed before the voting public. […]

How to inspire and retain Millennials, and employees of every generation

We’ve all heard, or thought, some of these assumptions about the Millennial generation: “Millennials are entitled.” “Millennials expect the world and are barely willing to work.” “All millennials do is stare at their phones on social media.” “Millennials aren’t committed to their jobs and won’t stay long.” In an effort to help our clients and, […]

Be aware of voter leave laws, talk with staff before Tuesday

With voter turnout expected to be higher than ever at the polls for 2018 mid-term elections on November 6, some employers may wonder about their obligation to employees. While there is no federal law mandating time off for voting, nearly half of U.S. states provide a voter leave law (either paid or unpaid). Employers in […]

May the 4th Quarter be with you

The fourth quarter of the year is upon us and with it comes a myriad of images: football, fall leaves changing colors before giving way to snow, holiday parties and last-minute purchases. It also brings business opportunities ranging from back-to-school marketing to the holiday season and everything in between. As we start the fourth quarter […]

Companies: Consider up-to-date tech tools for your employees

Most company owners and managers agree that recruiting costs have increased, high-quality employees are in high demand and short supply, and employees are their biggest asset. But companies often fall short when providing valued employees the tools and technology that they need to help them be successful. This is something that should be high on […]

Is it legal for employees to record in the workplace? It depends.

There have been a number of high profile news stories lately regarding audio or video recordings in the workplace, including recently released conversations from former White House special assistant Omarosa Manigualt Newman and a viral video of conditions at a Popeyes Chicken franchise in the metro Detroit area. As an employer, this may have left […]

Many Young Adults Are Making Smart Financial Moves

Millennials are optimistic about retirement, according to a recent report from Charles Schwab. Specifically, 76 percent of surveyed young adults said that they believe they will have a better financial future than their parents, and the average Gen-Y respondent expects to retire at age 60. The latter is a somewhat ambitious goal considering that it […]