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February 2015 Archives

Filing a claim for long-term disability benefits in Michigan

Many Michigan employers provide a long-term disability insurance program as part of their employee benefits package. A good example of such a program is the one available to Michigan state employees. Employees of the State of Michigan have the right to enroll in a long-term disability income protection plan which is funded by the state and which provides support through an extended period of disability. In the private sector, long-term disability benefits are typically provided through an insurance company.

Negotiate the employment contract before accepting the job

In Michigan as in the rest of the United States, most employees are at-will employees with no employment contract. High level or executive employees, however, are often in a position to negotiate an employment contract that can, among other things, protect them from discharge at will. For people in this position, setting the terms of the employment contract prior to execution is very important. Once a person is hired, they have no leverage to negotiate a better deal.

Methods for Michigan women to deal with wage discrimination

According to the Equal Pay Act, all employers must pay similar wages to both men and women who perform similar tasks at the workplace. Equal pay, in this context, refers to all wages and benefits including salary, overtime, bonus, insurance, stock options and other entitlements.

Michigan football coach signs lucrative employment contract

Terms of employment contracts should be well-negotiated for the best deal. Recently, the seven-year employment contract of University of Michigan's new football coach was revealed and the contract's value was far more than anticipated. He will earn close to $40.1 million over seven years.