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Ask the Advisor: What’s the Difference Between a Furlough and a Layoff?

Question: What’s the difference between a furlough and a layoff? Answer: First, you should note that the language used when sending employees home for a period of time is less important than communicating your actual intent. Since temporary layoffs and furloughs are only used regularly in certain industries (usually seasonal), you should not assume that … Continued

Hot Trends in HR | Michigan Employee Benefits

  2019 has ushered in many new trends such as retro cartoon character timepieces, meatless hamburgers, and 5G networks to name a few. Not surprisingly, trend-watching doesn’t stop with pop culture, fashion, and technology. Your company’s human resources department should also take notice of the top changes in the marketplace, so they are poised to … Continued

Private Employers Veterans Preference|Michigan Benefit Advisors

On June 21, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (H.B. 5340) amending the Private Employer’s Veterans’ Preference Policy Act, which permits a private employer to adopt a voluntary preference for hiring, promoting, or retaining a veteran over another equally qualified applicant or employee. The bill redefines veteran as someone who meets both of the … Continued