Adopting a pet-friendly workplace policy

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During the pandemic, when people worked remotely, pet adoptions skyrocketed. As companies are bringing employees back to the office, many workers want to bring along their furry friends. A growing number of companies are adopting pet-friendly policies. Research shows that pet-friendly workplaces can be happy and playful. But having a pet-friendly office requires a policy that protects… Continue reading

COVID-19 employee screening made simple

By TOM CLEMENT, MRA General Counsel Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, retail has shown that it is equally focused on customer and employee health and business success and has proven that both can be achieved simultaneously. Retailers have demonstrated, and the data proves, that they can follow the rules and keep business safe and open. In a… Continue reading

Retailers often targets in active shooter tragedies

MIOSHA funding free sessions for training employees to respond in violent situations Would you be surprised to know retail venues are the second most likely scene of an active shooter tragedy after a school campus? There were 34 of these deadly events, between 2000-2016, according to statistics gathered by the FBI and Advanced Law Enforcement… Continue reading

Planning for a disaster: A crucial exercise

Have you reviewed your business disaster plan lately? If not, it’s a good exercise to go through with your designated disaster response team, and even consider drills with your employees. OSHA requires nearly all employers with at least 11 employees to have a written, comprehensive emergency action plan. Employers with 10 or fewer employees are… Continue reading

A tornado is near your business – what to do?

We’re heading into tornado season, which means employees need to be prepared on the protocols in case one hits near your business. Already, a serious tornado damaged 70 buildings in March in the Vernon area, in mid-Michigan. So it’s not too early to start emergency preparedness in the event one hits near you. Seeking shelter… Continue reading