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HIGH TIMES IN THE MITTEN STATE

Posted: November 8, 2018  

On November 6, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, a ballot initiative providing for the legalization of recreational marijuana.  Legalization is …

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MDCR Gives the Green Light for Sexual Orientation/Identity Claims Under the ELCRA

Posted: September 13, 2018 | by Kraig M. Schutter  

It is generally understood that the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of one’s “sex.” What …

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Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Arbitration Waivers

Posted: August 7, 2018  

It has long been the case that the United States Supreme Court generally waits to hand down its most controversial decisions until the end of its …

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Supreme Court Reverses Longstanding Rule That FLSA Exemptions Are Narrowly Construed

Posted: May 9, 2018  

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the dominate law requiring employers to pay their employees a minimum wage and overtime pay when they work …

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Senate Confirms Trump’s NLRB Nominee

Posted: April 12, 2018  

Yesterday the U.S. Senate confirmed John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which means the agency is back under Republican …

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Former Employee Ordered to Pay Our Client’s Costs After MLLG Defeated Multi-Count Complaint

Posted: February 21, 2018  

Brian Swanson and the Masud Labor Law Group litigation team successfully defended a large employer with hundreds of employees against a multi-count …

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SIXTH CIRCUIT WEIGHS IN ON RELIANCE ON AGENCY ADVICE MEMORANDUMS

Posted: February 16, 2018  

It is well established that certain types of employees are exempt from the overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  However, …

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#METOO: WHEN SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE WORKPLACE COLLIDE

Posted: January 10, 2018  

There can be little doubt that the widespread use of social media has changed the employment landscape.  Employers are often left scratching their …

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TRUMP NLRB TARGETS OBAMA-ERA PRECEDENT

Posted: January 4, 2018  

By no means is following the developments of the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) a spectator sport.  However, recent developments on the …

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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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