FINAL RULE ON OVERTIME EXEMPTION!

Posted: May 20, 2016  

Nearly one year ago, the Obama administration proposed a new rule that would significantly change the rules concerning overtime exemptions for …

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STATE OF MICHIGAN RESPONDS TO NLRB RULING ON FRANCHISOR JOINT EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Posted: May 12, 2016  

In August 2015, the National Labor Relations Board abandoned 30 years of precedent related to the standard for determining “joint employer” status …

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DRIVE-BY LAWSUITS - ARE YOU A POSSIBLE TARGET?

Posted: April 28, 2016  

Almost everyone knows that the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in employment.  We speak frequently on the ADA provisions …

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ANOTHER ONEROUS REQUIREMENT FROM THE FEDS

Posted: April 27, 2016  

The federal government continues its attack on employers in furtherance of its pro-union liberal agenda.  One of the Obama Administrator’s latest …

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ANOTHER DOUBLE STANDARD FROM THE FEDS

Posted: April 25, 2016  

The words “position statement” bring fear to many an employer.  This is because a position statement is generally required to be submitted by an …

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THE FINAL OVERTIME EXEMPTIONS RULES MAY BE PUBLISHED SOON!

Posted: April 4, 2016  

The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) recently submitted the final Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations concerning exempt status to …

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COMPLIANCE ALERT

Posted: March 29, 2016  

As you are no doubt aware, employers must complete a United States Citizenship and Immigrations Services’ Form I-9 for all new hires.  The Form I-9 …

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SELF-REPORTING MAY LEAD TO SELF-DESTRUCTION

Posted: March 10, 2016  

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a proposed regulation reflecting significant governmental overreach and …

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THE NLRB’S “QUICKIE ELECTIONS” ARE NOW QUICKER WITH ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF SHOWING OF INTEREST

Posted: February 29, 2016 | by Gary D. Patterson  

One of the fundamental activities of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is to oversee elections related to employees’ choice of …

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NEW INJURY AND ILLNESS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS BEING ENFORCED BY MIOSHA EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016

Posted: February 22, 2016  

Michigan’s Occupational Safety and Health Act (MCL 408.1001, et seq.) requires employers to keep and preserve accurate and timely records and …

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