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Showing 49 posts in Employment Liability.

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

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

‘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)

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

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

Sixth Circuit Upholds Arbitration Agreement Forcing Individually Brought Wage Claims

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Employers could gain advantage in potential wage claims by utilizing individual arbitration agreements. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Class Actions, Employment Liability, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), National Labor Relations Act
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