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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

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 ›

NLRB’s Positions Blow in Wind - This Time in Direction of Employers!

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NLRB memo states “ambiguities in work rules/employment policies are no longer interpreted against the drafter [the employer]...” Continue Reading ›

Tags: Labor Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board

Recent News Highlights Continuing Evolution of LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Law

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State Civil Rights Commission expands scope to include sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination claims while U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of baker in much-anticipated freedom of religion/expression case. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Discrimination, LGBTQ
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