Labor and Employment Law Resources

Please feel free to browse the resources listed below, but keep in mind these resources are intended as general information only. They are not intended to provide legal advice or opinion, as such advice may only be given when related to specific fact situations.

Top Ten Easily Avoided Employee Handbook Oversights

Posted: October 13, 2017 | by Brian W. Boyd  

Employee handbooks provide a one-stop-shop for an employer’s rules, policies, and procedures.  Drafting mistakes or omissions often result in …

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THINK TERMINATING AN EMPLOYEE WHILE ON FMLA LEAVE IS UNTHINKABLE? THINK AGAIN!

Posted: October 12, 2017 | by Brian W. Boyd  

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is often thought of as an impenetrable fortress wherein an employee remains untouchable throughout the …

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ANOTHER NEW I-9 FORM

Posted: September 21, 2017  

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an updated I-9 Form.   As of September 18, 2017, the new form must …

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CONFUSED OVER THE LAWFULNESS OF CLASS ACTION WAIVERS? YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

Posted: July 26, 2017  

The concept of a class action waiver is relative simple; the employee enters into an agreement with their employer waiving their right to bring a …

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“CAT’S PAW” THEORY OF LIABILITY EXTENDED TO FMLA RETALIATION CLAIMS

Posted: July 24, 2017  

In employment discrimination, the phrase “Cat’s Paw” refers to a situation “in which a biased subordinate, who lacks decisionmaker power, uses the …

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THE NEED FOR AN EFFECTIVE ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE POLICY

Posted: July 6, 2017  

Employee absenteeism has the potential to implicate multiple legal issues.  Using the below case example, how would an effective attendance policy …

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AGENCY PRINCIPLES MAY BE USED TO DETERMINE SCOPE OF ARBITRATION CLAUSES

Posted: June 26, 2017  

Arbitration clauses are becoming increasingly more prevalent, especially in the context of employment. So too, is their scope. While it is clear …

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LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW TUNE-UP FOR EMPLOYERS

Posted: May 9, 2017  

Please join us for our client seminar! Topics include:

  • Employment Legislation and Case Update – What you don’t know can hurt you!
  • They …
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REQUIRED UPDATE TO MICHIGAN LABOR LAW POSTER

Posted: May 8, 2017  

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights recently updated the poster required in Michigan to be posted by employers in conspicuous locations …

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EMPLOYERS MUST PROVIDE TRAINING TO EMPLOYEES TO DEFUSE TICKING TIME BOMBS

Posted: April 28, 2017  

Improperly or untrained employees, especially supervisors, are ticking litigation time bombs in today’s employment world where employers face …

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