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December 2014 Archives

Changing control agreement can protect your rights at termination

Employment contracts are executed between employers and employees so that the terms and conditions of employment, including severance pay in cases of termination, are clear to both parties. This is standard everywhere in the country, including Michigan. Today, most employment contracts signed by senior executives in U.S. corporations include a change-in-control clause.

Decoding the Fair Labor Standards Act for Michigan residents

Employees in Michigan who are covered by Fair Labor Standards Act are entitled to minimum wages and overtime payments as prescribed in the act. The FLSA has been enacted to prescribe minimum wages, overtime pay, record-keeping procedures and child labor standards applicable to both full-time and part-time workers in private, as well as government sectors. Wage and Hour Division of Department of Labor along with U.S. Office of Personnel Management enforces FLSA for various categories of workers.

Employment disputes: pregnant woman sues employer

As residents of Detroit, Michigan, probably know, every employer is required to offer employees medical benefits through insurance, for instance. While employment law necessitates that employers compensate employees for any on-the-job accidents, medical insurance can also be utilized for good faith payments for certain conditions outside of work, such as disabilities that affect the employee's ability to carry out appointed tasks to the fullest extent.

When can a Michigan worker file a wage discrimination complaint?

Detroit, Michigan, employees want to be treated equally in the workplace. However, unfair work situations do exist. Sometimes, this workplace discrimination may not be outwardly noticeable, but the person suffers unequal treatment nonetheless. Discrimination takes many forms, but it can affect wages, promotion and, in some cases, employment. Various Michigan and federal laws make discrimination illegal. One such law is the Equal Pay Act.