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 tea@teagr.org) 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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Leave of Absences and Insurance

Posted on 5/18/2022
When an employee goes out on a Leave of Absence (or will be off on a work-related injury), there is concern about how they (or their family member) are doing, if they will recover fully, and how long they will be out of work.


Posted on 5/12/2022
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines SUCCESS as – “The favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals or the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.”

EEO-1 Component 1 Report Filing

Posted on 5/11/2022
The deadline to file your company’s EEO-1 Component 1 Report is Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires that eligible employers submit workforce demographic data on an annual basis.

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

Posted on 5/6/2022
Did you know May is “Global Employee Health and Fitness Month?” Employee Wellness Programs – initiatives provided by the employer to help improve overall health of employees as well as avoid illnesses – are a great additional benefit...


Posted on 4/27/2022
Leadership is not about being the best. Leadership is about making everyone else better. (Author Unknown).