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Unlike Title VII, the federal Equal Pay Act shifts the burden of proof to employers to prove a nondiscriminatory reason for pay difference.

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The duties test must be applied to determine an employee’s exempt status or employers may face an adverse (and costly) appellate court decision like this one!

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Amid the confusing tangle of federal and state COVID-19 laws and executive orders, Michigan employers can consult this guide to remain in compliance.

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Federal appellate court indicates violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act may also violate federal racketeering statute.

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Employers must get it right when it comes to FMLA qualifying leave for employees or they could face significant liability.

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DOL’s new rule is more employer friendly, but it must be adhered to in order to avoid liability.

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Department of Labor opinion letter serves as reminder to employers that non-discretionary bonuses impact overtime pay calculations.

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Federal appellate court rules Ohio employer violates FMLA with convoluted no-fault attendance policy for employees.

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Nerd alert! Decimals have their point when it comes to rounding employees’ time under new U.S. Department of Labor opinion.

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Employers must file new Component 2 compensation data with the EEOC by Sept. 30.

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The Michigan Legislature is giving this author flashbacks over a challenge to its own lame duck amendments to citizen-led legislation providing for paid sick time and the state’s minimum wage.

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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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Employers Beware: Michigan Legislature adopts ballot proposals concerning minimum wage and paid sick leave.

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DOL revives practice of issuing opinion letters to employers with recent guidance addressing travel time and break periods under FMLA.

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

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Employers should consider all the ramifications before taking part in the Department of Labor’s pilot PAID program.

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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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Trump administration filed appeal of Texas district court’s decision in effort to preserve DOL’s right to set salary threshold for exempt employees.

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Texas court strikes down Obama-era overtime rule that more than doubled the threshold salary for exempt employees.

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After nine years of class action litigation and appeals, employer’s time shaving policy will cost millions in legal fees, plus an adverse jury verdict.

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Structuring commissions as bonuses could help employers save significant costs under Michigan’s Sales Representative Act.

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Michigan minimum wage employees get boost in pay beginning on Jan. 1.

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

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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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