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March 2 OSHA deadline coming up

Some of the filing requirements for OSHA have been dropped, but some employers still face a March 2 filing deadline.

March 2 is the deadline for electronically reporting the 300A data for employers with peak employment between 20 and 249 workers during the previous calendar year.

Snow, cold to blame for lower sales in January

The drop in temperatures coincided with a drop in retail sales in the first month to start 2019, according to the monthly Retail Index survey that Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) conducts in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch.

Lendio, MRA partner to offer easy access to business loans

Getting a business loan is made easier, thanks to a new partnership between Michigan Retailers Association and Lendio.

In a new pilot program, MRA members who are part of the association’s merchant processing program can now access Lendio,

President/CEO James P. Hallan to retire from Michigan Retailers

Longtime President James P. Hallan of Michigan Retailers Association announced that he’ll retire on Aug. 26, capping a 34-year career with what is now the largest state retail association in the nation.

Michigan’s new Paid Medical Leave Act: FAQs for employers

By Amy Drumm

A new state law, Public Act 369 of 2018 requires certain employers provide certain employees with paid medical leave benefits beginning on March 29, 2019.

Michigan’s minimum wage increase: What employers need to know

By Amy Drumm

Public Act 368 of 2018 made changes to Michigan’s minimum wage, increasing it to $12.05 by 2030. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Takes effect on March 29,

Avoid fines in a data breach: Be sure you’re PCI Compliant

By JOHN MAYLEBEN

Are you ready?

Over the years, the efforts around data security have moved from understanding how to tear the carbon paper on the sales draft in half without getting your fingers dirty to making sure your systems (both physical and digital) are built in such a way to protect your customer’s data from the bad guys.

Michigan is a top state for slip-and-fall accidents; here are prevention tips

Now that winter is upon us, ask yourself: As an employer, am I being proactive enough when it comes to preventing slip and fall injuries?

Obviously those types of injuries go up with the advent of ice,

Lame duck recap

Legislature wraps up, heads home for the year

Around 8 a.m. Friday morning the legislature wrapped up a marathon four weeks of lame duck session – the longest in Michigan history.