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What the law says about employee lunch, breaks

by William J. Hallan, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

You might be surprised to learn that but for a few exceptions, Michigan employers are not required to provide meal or rest periods to their employees.

Protect against ice-related falls

Winter time in Michigan creates numerous seasonal hazards for individuals, especially the risk of falling due to icy conditions.

According to Michigan’s hospital surveillance data, 60 workers were hospitalized in 2014 and 54 in 2015 after falling on the ice at work.

New rule requiring public reporting of work injuries – nudge or public shaming?

Many Michigan businesses will be required as soon as July 1 to start using a new, online system to report their companies’ work-related injury and illness records to the public.

Payment gateway solutions protect against data breach

John Mayleben, CPP, is a consultant to Michigan Retailers Association and is MRA’s retired senior vice president technology and new product development. He is a national expert on electronic payment processing and was the first person in Michigan and among the first in the nation to receive the Certified Payments Professional (CPP) designation from the national Electronic Transactions Association.

Workers’ compensation – does my business need it?

by William J. Hallan, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Congratulations! Your start-up business is growing and you’re considering expanding your workforce beyond yourself.

Cutting your way through state government red tape

People often think only about legislation when they hear the term “government affairs,” but MRA also works with various state departments and agencies to get answers for members.

Have an issue with a liquor license or a food safety inspection?

RIC: Extending protection against tomorrow’s world

In these times, employers’ risks and exposures are constantly expanding.

That’s why, as Michigan’s preferred workers’ compensation insurance carrier, Retailers Insurance Company is always looking for ways to extend coverages and reward policyholders for being proactive in protecting their employees.

Membership Services Corner

by Ally Nemetz, Director, Customer Service and Data Administration

Quick notes on key services. Call 800.563.5981 for credit card processing assistance or 800.366.3699 for other matters.

Eager to find more good things around next corner

John Mayleben CPP, is MRA senior vice president technology and new product development and a national expert on electronic payment processing. He is the first person in Michigan and among the first in the nation to receive the Certified Payments Professional designation from the national Electronic Transactions Association.

How Federal Overtime Changes Will Affect Your Business

IMPORTANT UPDATE 11/23/16
Judge blocks start of new overtime rules

A federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday against enforcement of new and costly overtime regulations that were scheduled to take effect December 1.