What is Discrimination “Because of Sex”?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits—among other things—private employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against applicants and employees “because of...

Return on Investment: Measuring Value Creation

Organizations have a responsibility to use their resources in the most impactful manner. In an environment of competition for limited resources, getting approval and funding...

Know Your Data

Data, information, and analytics enhance HR’s strategic role in growing an organization and improving operational effectiveness. However, most HR professionals are still trying to get on...

ICE and the IMAGE Program

Ten years ago, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched the Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers program, commonly known as “IMAGE.” The program exists...

Political Discharges: What Is and Is Not Allowable

A recent case in South Carolina helps frame the limits of legality when an employee is discharged for political reasons.The First Amendment protects public employees for...

Economic Perspective

MSEC has prepared this Economic Perspective summary to assist the decision-makers of member organizations. The economic data contained in these charts represent a summary of...

Survey News

The 2016 Public Employers Compensation Survey is now available on MSEC’s website. The 2016 edition of the survey contains two separate reports (Individual and Aggregate).The...