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Photo of The Sophisticated Employer Blog Claudia D. Orr
Senior Attorney
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Wellness Plan Rules Under Attack

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AARP lawsuit results in removal of employee incentives section from EEOC rules on employer-provided wellness plans. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

Michigan Governor Signs Paid Medical Leave, Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Acts

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With a stroke of Gov. Snyder’s pen, Michigan enacts legislation to provide paid medical leave and scheduled increases to the state’s minimum wage. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Minimum Wage, Wage & Hour

‘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)

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

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

The Terrible Trio - Poor Strategy, Documentation, Testimony

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Appellate court ruling in federal civil rights case highlights need for employers to manage strategy, documentation and potential witnesses in delicate employment situations. Continue Reading ›

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