Midge Seltzer

Midge served as executive vice president of Engage PEO and was an integral member of its leadership team since the company's inception. She retired from Engage in August, 2019 and will serve in an ongoing consultative role.

A recognized leader in the PEO industry, Midge is the former president and chief operating officer of Modern Business Associates (MBA), Inc., an HRO company. She also has served in a number of leadership roles of distinction within the PEO community including: past chairperson of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO); past chair of the NAPEO Legal Advisory Council; chairperson of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Board of Employee Leasing Companies, and former vice president of the Florida Association of Professional Employer Organizations (FAPEO). 

A frequent author and speaker on human resources and labor and employment issues, Midge began her career practicing international law as a litigator and transactional attorney in Miami, Florida and has extensive experience in corporate, regulatory and labor and employment law.

Midge earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law.

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The Hot HR Trends to Watch This Year

February 1, 2019

The success of HR will largely be based on staying nimble, evolving their organization’s policies and leveraging technological advances to ultimately reshape their workplace practices.

With that in mind, here are the top HR trends that will take center stage in 2019.

Top Ten Checklist for a Successful Company Party

December 14, 2018

Every year companies are faced with the task of hosting the annual holiday party. Or not. 

In the wake of a slew of high profile sexual harassment lawsuits and growing awareness of rampant misconduct in the workplace, some companies are thinking twice about planning any social events for employees. 

Yes, there are many ways that a seemingly harmless celebration can turn into an HR - and PR (public relations) - catastrophe. But, with some careful pre-planning, solid HR policies, and clear and open communications with employees, you can have a fun, worry-free work party at any time of the year.

Here are 10 tips to remember when planning an office social event. Some may seem obvious, but you'd be surprised how many companies forget common best practices.

2019 Minimum Wage Changes

November 15, 2018

A number of states and local jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage in 2019. 

See the latest information on upcoming changes.

2019 Minimum Wage Changes

Voter Leave Laws

November 2, 2018

State officials across the country are predicting record voter turnout on election day. Are you prepared?

Employers should review their policies to make sure employees are provided time off to vote as required by law, and that all other obligations of the business are met. 

Beat the Summer Slump: Tips to Keep Your Employees Engaged

June 13, 2018

It can be a challenge to keep employees engaged during the summer months. With a few exceptions, most companies typically experience a dip in productivity beginning around the July 4th holiday through Labor Day. Though employers should always encourage staff to take their vacation time, it is equally important to have a plan in place to help avoid worker distractions and combat the “seasonal slump.”  Here are some workplace policies and practices to consider:

Flexible Scheduling

2018 Minimum Wage Changes

December 22, 2017

A number of states and local jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage in 2018. 

See the latest information on upcoming changes across the country.

2018 Minimum Wage Changes

The Eclipse and the Workplace

August 17, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017: Click here to read some last minute tips for employers to promote safety and compliance in your workplace.

 

What Employers Need to Know About Drug Testing

April 24, 2017

Many companies require drug testing as a condition of employment, as part of continued employment, and as part of post-accident procedure. But are companies required to drug test, and if so, when and how should employees be tested?

New Study Shows Strong and Steady Growth For the PEO Industry

September 15, 2015

In 2016, the Small Business Efficiency Act (“SBEA”) goes into effect, providing the first-ever federal statutory recognition of Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs). When Congress passed the law late last year, it was recognized as a watershed event for the industry and a signal of more growth ahead in the already expanding PEO space.

Summertime in the Workplace

May 26, 2015

As the weather heats up, “appropriate workplace attire” can become open for interpretation. If an employer elects to allow a more relaxed dress code during the summer months, clear guidelines for what-to-wear and what-not-to-wear should be clearly communicated to all employees.

Paid or Unpaid? What Employers Need to Know Before Hiring an Intern

May 20, 2015

Companies today understand that for a business looking to stay competitive while attracting top talent, incorporating an internship program can create a never-ending stream of future full-time employees. Recent statistics indicate that the majority of large companies (those with more than 100 employees) hire interns to find potential future employees, while smaller companies (usually those with less than 50 employees) hire interns for the purpose of acquiring part-time help on projects.

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