Entries by Trisha Crigger

Fraudulent unemployment claims on the rise in Michigan

There have been reports of unemployment fraud over the past few years, but it has become even become more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent financial crisis. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency is reporting a recent increase in these activities, with some criminals posing as self-employed workers or independent contractors to illegally obtain unemployment […]

Retirement confidence remains high despite COVID-19

5/7/20 8:00 AM  More Americans are optimistic about their chances of being financially secure in old age, according to the latest annual retirement confidence report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). Specifically, 69 percent of surveyed U.S. workers said that they are at least “somewhat confident” they will have enough money to retire comfortably, […]

Coming back from COVID

As Governor Whitmer has lifted parts of the stay-home order, many employers are preparing to bring laid off or furloughed employees back to the workplace. BCN Services helps local businesses reopen in a way that protects employees and complies with local regulations. One of those ways is guiding you along both county and state requirements. […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions offered for employers

The law firm of Dickinson Wright offers basic tips for employers about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Read more below or see the original post here. (Republished with permission, with updates from the CDC noted below). It is now impossible to avoid the reality that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19, the “coronavirus”), […]