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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try... Try... Again

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Department of Labor takes another stab at issuing proposed new rules to address the salary threshold for “white collar” exemptions. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Liability, Human Resources

URGENT UPDATE on Contractual Limitations Periods

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Following new court ruling, employers advised to make employee handbook Acknowledgement and Agreement forms stand-alone document, completely separate from employee handbooks. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Contracts, Employment Liability, Labor Law

Does Your Company Require Employees to Accept Shortened Contractual Limitations Period?

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If your company does not require employees to agree to a shortened limitations period to bring claims, you need to do that today! Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Human Resources

Employer Delivers Potential Whistleblower Claim Victory to Employee… With A Bow!

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Uninformed employer decisions in whistleblower actions among the most treacherous and difficult to defend in court. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Discrimination, Retaliation, Whistleblower Protection Act

Changes in Michigan law Require Employee Handbook Updates – NOW!

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Recent changes to Michigan law regarding medical marijuana, paid sick leave and minimum wage increases require immediate action by business owners and human resource professionals. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Human Resources

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)
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