“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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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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NO WAY!  A LAW THAT BENEFITS EMPLOYERS?

Posted: April 25, 2017  

Believe it or not, the Michigan Legislature passed a law benefitting Michigan employers.  The law pertains to wage garnishments and substantially …

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New I-9 Form

Posted: February 21, 2017  

On November 14, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of the I-9 Form.  As of January …

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A NATIONAL “GENERAL STRIKE?” (What You As An Employer Need To Know)

Posted: February 16, 2017  

The Trump Administration has seen resistance and anger from the political left.  Various progressive organizations have recently called for a …

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NLRB ALLOWS EMPLOYEES TO PICKET ON EMPLOYER PROPERTY

Posted: January 13, 2017  

The NLRB’s back at it, expanding the right of unions to disrupt the workplace while restricting an employer’s ability to maintain effective …

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UPDATE YOUR LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW POSTERS!

Posted: December 13, 2016  

It’s that time of year!  Snow is falling, bells are ringing, and government officials are requiring businesses to hang new labor and employment …

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