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April 2012 Archives

Madison Heights teacher, Board of Education lock horns in employment dispute

Any dispute between workers and employers has the potential to become disruptive. But the ongoing employment dispute between Madison Heights teachers and the Board of Education has the potential to disturb the education of many Detroit-area children, making the stakes higher than is par for the course in these kinds of disagreements.

Avon CEO's departure provides a good chance to discuss at-will employment

Lots of women around Detroit use Avon products. The cosmetics giant is one of the best-known names in the makeup industry and, as such, is actually quite a big player on Wall Street. Investor dissatisfaction may have played a role in the recently announced dismissal of CEO Andrea Jung, who will be replaced later this month. Under her watch, Avon's stock value has withered and the government began investigating allegations of overseas bribes.

AFLAC pays $16K to settle former employee's wrongful termination claim

Recovering from an illness is not always a once-and-you're done proposition. Sometimes, people who are ill have to take time off on several occasions over a longer time span. We hope that no Detroit reader is unfortunate enough to have an illness that requires this, but it's just a fact that there are probably are many people across Michigan who suffer from these sorts of ailments.