Many times, sales people miss out on commissions because their employers unfairly withhold them. This can be because of jealousy, discrimination, or any number of reasons. Here in Michigan, however, you have rights to recover the money that you have earned.
Many employment contracts are at-will and for most employees, this arrangement can seem precarious: at-will employees can be fired at any time for any reason whatsoever, right?
Many Detroit residents may have misconceptions regarding the benefits given to federal employees. It is often believed that the rights of federal workers and non-federal workers are very different. The agency that handles the appeals of federal employees who have been dismissed has listed these misconceptions and, according to the list, the first misconception is that federal employees are protected from dismissal. This is not true.
Passed in 1974, the Michigan Occupation Safety and Health Act established certain rights and responsibilities for all Michigan employers. These rights and duties not only work in the best interest of employers but also protect employee rights, which were discussed in an earlier blog post.
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's Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act of 1978 provides employees in the state with a certain set of rights in matters related to wage and hour laws. In addition to those rights, there are certain responsibilities that all employers in Michigan must fulfill in order to be in compliance with the act. Those responsibilities mainly pertain to recordkeeping and making statutory deductions.
Every worker wants to be paid on time. To ensure that workers in Michigan receive their wages and benefits on a timely basis, state lawmakers passed the Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act in 1978 to set clear guidelines for both workers and employers. The act ensures that the following employee rights are protected.
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.
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.
Companies in Michigan are required by law to respect employment rights. They are also prohibited from engaging in illegal activities. An employee who is aware of such violations or has been a victim can report the incident to the proper authorities. However, there are situations where an employee, who is known as a whistleblower after reporting an incident, can experience improper treatment from the company or from superiors. This is referred to as retaliation.