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November 2014 Archives

If your discharge is an act of retaliation, seek legal recourse

In order to achieve business goals, some organizations resort to certain activities that are illegal. Such activities might include fraud, misconduct, discrimination, safety violations, financial falsification or other corporate wrongdoings. When an employee from that organization reports such incidents of wrongdoings, he or she may sometimes face retaliation from the employer. Sometimes, the retaliation can lead to career stagnation and sometimes even discharge.

Employee rights under National Labor Relations Act

As many Michigan residents know, the National Labor Relations Act was enacted to provide certain rights allowing employees who are working in the private sector to claim employment benefits from their employers. Employees governed by the NLRA have the right to fight for improved working conditions and increased wages without forming a union.

Extension of tenure and increase in pay for WMU president

According to a recent news report, the Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University has unanimously approved a one-year extension of the employment contract of its current president. He has been serving as the president of WMU since 2007 and the present extension will carry his tenure till the end of 2017.

What actions of an employer are considered retaliation?

Laws in Michigan make it illegal to discriminate against any employee. Those same laws also allow all employees to file a complaint if that they are being discriminated against at work. However, there are still instances when the employer may retaliate against the employee. In Michigan, this is also considered illegal.