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Showing 28 posts in Employment Liability.

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

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 ‘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

Employer’s Well-Played Pre-Termination Strategy Results in Favorable Ruling

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Employee fails to establish her intentional infliction of emotional distress tort and whistleblower claims because employer had a solid strategy.  Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Whistleblower Protection Act

A Fibber and Two Dismissals

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Appellate court ruling underscores the value of a good employment application. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Retaliation, Workplace Harassment

Same-Actor Defense Panned by Appellate Court in Direct Evidence of Stereotyping Case

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Appellate court reverses lower court ruling based on same-actor defense in employment case involving direct evidence of discrimination. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Discrimination, Employment Liability

Are You Prepared for the New FLSA Regulations?

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Employers are almost out of time to comply with the new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations set to take effect on Dec. 1. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Human Resources

Appellate Court Rules Licensed Attorney is a 'Public Body' Under Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act

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Court rules licensed attorney is a member of a “public body” for purposes of protecting employee under Michigan’s Whistleblower Protection Act. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Whistleblower Protection Act

Sample Notice for Wellness Programs and New Retaliation Guidance

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EEOC offers employers new tools for wellness programs and discouraging workplace retaliation. Continue Reading ›

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