Welcome to TEA-spectives, The Employers’ Association Blog!  We provide this resource to the business community as a place to stay current on important topics related to Human Resources and the “people parts” of your organizations.  There is no shortage of information and viewpoints about maintaining a business and remaining in compliance BUT sometimes the sheer volume of information available can be daunting.  These postings will help consolidate the most important information and trends and put them in context for our region.  Feel free to give us a call at 616-698-1167 (or email us at [email protected]) if you would like to talk in more detail about any of the topics that are covered within these Blog articles.

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Running Away Accomplishes Little…

Posted on 5/23/2024
Many people think that moving away from a situation – that picking up and starting over – is all they need to do to begin a new life and experience different results (applying the same effort in a new environment).


Posted on 5/7/2024
There are many issues impacting companies today and, depending on the day, any one of them could seem like “the most critical and important.”

The FTC Announces New Rule Banning Noncompete Agreements

Posted on 4/29/2024
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with a vote to approve the issuance of the final rule being 3-2 with Commissioners Melissa Holyoak and Andrew N. Ferguson voting no) issued a final rule Tuesday, April 23, 2024

New FLSA Salary Threshold Determined

Posted on 4/25/2024
The U.S. Department of Labor (through its Wage & Hour Division) has finalized the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to include a NEW EARNINGS THRESHOLD effective July 1, 2024

When Pursuing Going PRO Talent Funding, Go with The Employers’ Association

Posted on 4/23/2024
The “clock is ticking.” Applications for the Going Pro Talent Fund Cycle 2 must be submitted no later than May 10th at 5:00 p.m.