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July 2012 Archives

Wage and hour disputes on the rise: Are employees' rights being trampled upon?

If a Detroit worker performs eight hours of work, then he or she deserves to be paid for those eight hours. That's a basic presumption of employment law, and even of our society in general. It's so fair and reasonable that you would think no one could argue against it.

Employees: Wet Seal discriminated against blacks, favored white store workers

Young Detroit women who shop at Wet Seal might find themselves a little less likely to go the clothing retailer in the future if the allegations contained in a recent discrimination suit are true. The suit, which was filed in Wet Seal's home state of California, alleges that the company's executives systematically tried to engineer the hiring of store employees such that more Caucasian people and fewer black people were hired.

Tennis coach reaches $710,000 settlement in wrongful termination suit

Getting fired is never a good thing, especially if your termination was wrongful. If you feel something was unjust about being dismissed from your job, you might want to talk to a Detroit-area employment law attorney about the matter. In some cases, filing a lawsuit can make the best of a bad situation. It certainly does not happen in every case, but sometimes the favorable results of a wrongful termination lawsuit are pleasantly surprising.

Lifeguard fired for saving drowning man; is that wrongful termination?

A story that touches on employment law has grabbed the attention of the national media. Although it has nothing to do with Detroit or Michigan, we thought it might still be worth exploring on our employment law blog since there is a good chance many of our readers have already glanced at the story and have wondered about it.