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‘Tis the Season for Religious Accommodations

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Remaining flexible on religious accommodations could help employers stay off the naughty list with Michigan’s courts. Continue Reading ›

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

Education Department Issues Proposed Title IX Rules Aimed at Balancing Rights of Victims, Accused

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U.S. Department of Education issues proposed Title IX guidelines that significantly impact educational institutions’ Title IX obligations and liability. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Department of Education (DOE), Title IX

Tax Considerations When Settling Employment Claims

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Employers must take care to understand potential business tax implications before settling an employment claim. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Tax Law

EEOC Takes on Justice Department over LGBTQ Employee Protections

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EEOC and Justice Department locked in clash of titans battle over discrimination protections for LGBTQ employees. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), LGBTQ, Transgender Issues

ADA vs. Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act – Differences Matter!

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To avoid legal quagmires, employers must understand the differences between federal and Michigan law regarding employees claiming disabilities. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Employment Discrimination, Employment Liability, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

NLRB Proposes Rule for Joint Employer Relationships

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In a potential win for employers, proposed NLRB rule would again impose more stringent test on joint employer relationships. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board

Sales Commissions – A Common Source of Trouble for Employers

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Carefully-worded agreements and bonus programs are among the best tools for employers to manage compensation for sales staff. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Wage & Hour

Michigan Legislature Approves Bills to Increase Minimum Wage, Require Employee Sick Leave

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Employers Beware: Michigan Legislature adopts ballot proposals concerning minimum wage and paid sick leave. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Labor Law, Minimum Wage, Wage & Hour

Is There Any Value Left To Tender Back Doctrine?

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In a real game changer for employers and employees, a recent federal court ruling disavows application of the tender back rule to employment cases under Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. Continue Reading ›

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