What is the purpose of UPHRA?
The purpose of this organization is to promote the development of human resource management in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan through the sharing of information at meetings and formal presentations.
What topics are presented at meetings?
Topics may include:
• Michigan Unemployment Issues
• Wage and Hour Topics
• Organization Strategies
• U.P. Business Development
• Workplace Injury Prevention
• HIPAA Privacy Issues
• Legislative Updates
• Bargaining Practices and Techniques
• Health Care Costs
• Insurance Issues
• Worker’s Compensation
• Unemployment Claims
• Management Practices
What is the benefit of membership?
There are four full membership meetings scheduled during the year. The principal meeting location for the Association is in Marquette, Michigan. Membership is open to persons who have administrative responsibilities within public and private organizations, typically in an area of human resource management.
UPHRA is “a true benefit to those involved in human resources, industrial relations, and general management.”
Interested in becoming a member?
UPHRA has joined forces with the Superiorland Chapter of Human Resources Professionals (SCHRP) to organize and plan future meetings. For more information about them, please visit their web site at http://schrpup.shrm.org/.
Upper Peninsula Human Resources Association Hotline
Get the information you need to comply with Federal and State labor and employment laws. Call the Upper Peninsula Human Resources Association (“UPHRA”) Hotline. The UPHRA Hotline is answered by Bodman PLC, Workplace Law Group attorneys who represent employers in labor and employment law. You will have instant fingertip access to the latest labor and employment information. The purpose of the Hotline is to give UPHRA members the edge, with the information employers need to help solve their workplace problems.
The UPHRA Hotline service will give you access to information on:
· New and pending labor/employment laws and decisions with significant impact
· Managing disability claims under the ADA, FMLA, and Workers Comp
· Creation and administration of employment handbooks and policies, and fringe benefit programs including COBRA
· Wage/hour, overtime, payroll issues, and compliance with FLSA
· Discipline, termination, layoffs, downsizing, and avoiding employee lawsuits
· Pre-employment screening, interviewing and hiring
· Protection against sexual harassment, race, age and other discrimination claims
· Dealing with drugs, alcohol and substance abuse testing in the workplace
· Privacy, surveillance and right to review personnel file
· Union organizing, collective bargaining, and arbitration
As a UPHRA member, your call for information to the UPHRA Hotline is free. If your inquiry requires follow-up advice and counsel of an attorney, or if there are subsequent calls or communications on the same topic as the initial call, a separate professional fee may be charged at the attorney’s hourly rate. Any legal work performed by Bodman’s Workplace Law Group is at the member’s option.
The UPHRA Hotline is easy to use. UPHRA members call the Hotline’s toll-free number
During business hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The UPHRA Hotline is answered directly
by Bodman’s Workplace Law Group
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Trailing Spouse Services
Upper Peninsula Trailing Spouse Network
Today, many American couples simultaneously pursue their careers and share in their family’s financial responsibilities. This multiplies the challenge of relocating a family to a new community because it requires consideration of the employment needs of both partners.
In response, a consortium of businesses, educational institutions and agencies in the Upper Peninsula have created a Trailing Spouse Network. This network provides the critical connectivity for a successful relocation to our region. Founding member organizations include Northern Michigan University, Marquette General Health System, Michigan Works!, Manpower, U.P. Health Plan and Lake Superior Community Partnership. The network is in the process of recruiting participating companies.
Companies who choose to participate are asked only to give permission for their email address and contact name to be entered into the data base, receive and forward resumes of trailing spouses. Interested companies will be emailed more detailed information on how to forward resumes to the network upon notification of willingness to participate.
If you would like to participate in this important effort, please email Holly Peoples.
Trailing Spouse Flyer
Procedures for Trailing Spouse E-mail Network
c/o Marquette County Health Department
184 US 41 Hwy East
Negaunee, MI 49866