Kraig Schutter Successfully Defends Local Contractor in Subcontracting Case

Posted: October 26, 2017  

One of our building and construction trade clients located in Midland, Michigan found it necessary to remove a subcontractor from a job in Indiana …

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MLLG Partnering with Paychex

Posted: October 24, 2017  

Paychex (a nationally based payroll company) and the Masud Labor Law Group have recently partnered on an informal basis to provide full-service …

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Top Ten Easily Avoided Employee Handbook Oversights

Posted: October 13, 2017  

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  

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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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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