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

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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.

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If your company doesn't require employees to agree to a shortened limitations period to bring claims, you need to do that today!

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Supreme Court ruling expands interpretation of exemptions under Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Appellate court rules Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects transgender employees from discrimination by employers in the workplace.

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Appellate court rejects request for special panel to review 1990s precedent under Michigan’s Wages and Fringe Benefits Act.

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Appellate court forced to follow old precedent under Michigan wage law calls for conflict panel to re-examine that ruling.

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A poorly drafted release agreement preserved an employee’s statutory claims.

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What employers need to know when employees object to a mandatory flu vaccination.

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With these tips, sexual harassment won’t be the Grinch that steals your company’s holiday cheer.

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Scheduling changes based on employer’s legitimate staffing concerns during upcoming leave of absence violated federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

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Employers in some states are finding they can’t fire employees who test positive for marijuana.

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There is another new I-9 form that must be used by employers to verify eligibility.

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Employers can learn valuable lessons from a recent ruling by Michigan appellate court involving a plaintiff’s complaint concerning a transgender woman’s use of a women’s locker room.

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Recent guidance from Department of Labor under Trump administration finally provides some good news for employers.

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The list of questions employers can’t ask applicants continues to grow!

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Recent labor law cases involving collective bargaining and right to work issues have implications even for non-union employers.

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Employee fails to establish her intentional infliction of emotional distress tort and whistleblower claims because employer had a solid strategy. 

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Appellate court ruling underscores the value of a good employment application.

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Appellate court reverses lower court ruling based on same-actor defense in employment case involving direct evidence of discrimination.

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Employers are almost out of time to comply with the new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations set to take effect on Dec. 1.

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Court rules licensed attorney is a member of a “public body” for purposes of protecting employee under Michigan’s Whistleblower Protection Act.

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EEOC offers employers new tools for wellness programs and discouraging workplace retaliation.

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EEOC publishes sample notice to help businesses offering employer-sponsored wellness plans to comply with employee notice rules.

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New DOL regulations to dramatically change minimum compensation for exempt employees beginning Dec. 1.

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Check out the EEOC's new quick-read pamphlet for employers that provides helpful information and links to important Internet content.

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National Labor Relations Board rules employer violated National Labor Relations Act by terminating employees for bathroom talk involving concerted activity.

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Human resources must consider diversity within job classifications to help deter potential sex discrimination liability.

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Recent DOL case resolution a reminder to employers that failure to correctly classify individuals as independent contractors or exempt employees could result in expensive class action litigation.

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Employer learns lesson the hard way… firing an employee because of his “tone of voice” can be direct evidence of retaliation!

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Effective March 27, Department of Labor’s final rule grants same-sex couples access to FMLA leave time.

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EEOC's focus on harassment claims means the time is right for employers to review anti-harassment policies, training and procedures.

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Casino guard meal breaks not compensable under the FLSA because under the “totality of the circumstances” break times were not spent predominantly for the Casino’s benefit. 

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EEOC action emphasizes enforcement of Title VII protections for transgender employees allegedly discriminated against in the workplace.

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Presidential executive order bans discrimination against LGBT workers.

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EEOC’s new enforcement guidance clarifies the EEOC’s position on a number of issues involving pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions.

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Recent EEOC settlement emphasizes need for employers to modify their inflexible leave policies to comply with the ADA

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Court rejects public policy arguments of terminated employee attempting to thwart robbery attempt at work.

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Today's Internet connected world has taken telecommuting mainstream; so much so that it may be a "reasonable accommodation" under the ADA.

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Employers can avoid being stung by understanding pay requirements for most internships under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

1.    Employers can avoid being stung by understanding pay requirements for most internships under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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