Lake Effect HR & Law, LLC, is pleased to announce that Holly C. Pomraning, J.D. has joined our team, furthering our mission to maximize each client’s workplace potential with a commitment to kindness, true partnership and exceptional service. Holly has over 13 years of experience in the public sector, private practice, and as in-house counsel […]
On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed into law Juneteenth National Independence Day, making June 19 the 12th federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States in 1865, almost three years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1862. Most federal employees will observe the holiday on Friday, June 18 this […]
We wanted to take a moment to say “Thank You” to our family, friends, and clients for your support during this unusual year. While not diminishing the struggles we all have had and may continue to have, we have found some unexpected silver linings and hope through this difficult time. We wanted to share our […]
For most of us, Memorial Day weekend has always served as the unofficial kick-off to the summer season, a long weekend spent with family and friends enjoying time together and creating memories. But the reality of life with COVID-19 has put many of these plans on hold and makes leaving the house feel like an […]
Public health guidelines designed to help communities and employers navigate the changing landscape created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance from the EEOC also addresses some of the issues that employers could face in during this period.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted on March 18, 2020 and takes effect on April 1, 2020. Two major provisions of the FFCRA address paid leaves designed to assist American workers and families facing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As employers are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, many are mandating or allowing employees to work from home (WFH). Included are some legal tips for employers as you navigate what might be unchartered waters for managing non-exempt staff.
Working from home sounds great, but it takes discipline and practice for the transition to be successful. Included in this article are a few tips from the Lake Effect team on working remotely.
Now your entire team is working remotely, potentially with a whole family, including pets, in their home offices! You’ve tested out the technology and applied the wage and hour laws, but how do you continue engaging your team and sustaining your workplace culture?
We are excited to announce the addition of Jennifer Lindberg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP to the Lake Effect HR & Law team! Jenn has over 23 years of experience in a wide range of human resource activities, including recruiting, employee development and training, executive and leadership coaching, benefits administration, policy development and implementation, employee relations, workplace investigations, […]