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Photo of The Sophisticated Employer Blog Claudia D. Orr
Senior Attorney
corr@plunkettcooney.com
(313) 983-4863
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I-9 Form Revised… Again!

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There is another new I-9 form that must be used by employers to verify eligibility. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Labor Law

Dropping The F-Bomb Protected Concerted Activity Under Federal Labor Law

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Court rules employer infringed on employee’s right to “protected concerted activity” under the National Labor Relations Act when it fired him for dropping the F-bomb. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Labor Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board

Employer Self-inflicts Wounds by 'Shaving Time'

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After nine years of class action litigation and appeals, employer’s time shaving policy will cost millions in legal fees, plus an adverse jury verdict. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Human Resources, Wage & Hour

Michigan Court of Appeals Decides Transgender Case

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Employers can learn valuable lessons from a recent ruling by Michigan appellate court involving a plaintiff’s complaint concerning a transgender woman’s use of a women’s locker room. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability

What’s up at the DOL? Pulling Guidance, Changing Standards

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Recent guidance from Department of Labor under Trump administration finally provides some good news for employers. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Liability

Commission v Bonus: What’s the Difference Under Michigan law?

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Structuring commissions as bonuses could help employers save significant costs under Michigan’s Sales Representative Act. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Wage & Hour

The Trend in the Law is 'Don't Ask…'

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The list of questions employers can’t ask applicants continues to grow! Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Appellate Court's LGBT Ruling Sets Stage for Supreme Court Review

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Federal appellate court's ruling that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation sets stage for showdown in U.S. Supreme Court. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Title VII

DOL’S Fiduciary Duty Rule May Take Effect April 10... or NOT

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Presidential directive to Department of Labor could impact retirement plans offered by employers. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Department of Labor (DOL), ERISA, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Appellate Court ‘Labors’ Over Collective Bargaining, Right to Work Rulings

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Recent labor law cases involving collective bargaining and right to work issues have implications even for non-union employers. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Labor Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board, Right to Work
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