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March 2015 Archives

Equal pay laws applicable to Michigan employees and employers

Today we Michiganders live in a world where women are equally involved in professions that were traditionally thought to be male dominated. Though more and more women have joined the workforce in Detroit, they still earn significantly less than their male counterparts. This disparity is more pronounced for women who are disabled or belong to an ethnic minority.

Advocates championing employee rights in Detroit, Michigan

The attorneys at Sterling Attorneys at Law PC have defended the rights of employees in lawsuits for decades. Under Michigan law, employees are entitled to several rights in order to ensure their well-being in the workplace. If any of their rights have been violated by the employer, the employee has the statutory right to initiate a lawsuit against the employer.

Michigan county embroiled in wrongful termination lawsuit

Most Michigan workers are employed at the employer's discretion or at will. If an employer determines that the services of an employee are no longer needed, the employer is generally free to termite the employee for any reason or for no reason at all. However, the employee also has rights under state law and if an employee believes that he or she was unjustifiably or wrongfully terminated then he or she may initiate a lawsuit against the employer.

Who is eligible for unemployment compensation in Michigan?

Unemployment benefits in Michigan are distributed by the state's Unemployment Insurance Agency. A person who is seeking unemployment benefits cannot be working but must be physically capable of working. An active, constant job search must also be underway. Also, the worker must register for work online at www.mitalent.org and visit a service center of the Michigan Works! Agency, unless told otherwise by a UIA representative.