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December 2015 Archives

Legal help when denied employee benefits under FMLA in Michigan

Family medical leave has become a hot-button political issue as the race for the presidency heats up. Workers are often left behind in the political spectrum in Michigan and across the country. It is easy to forget that there are certain rights that employees have to prevent denial of benefits, illegal workplace discrimination and wrongful termination. One aspect that must be kept in mind is the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Muslim woman alleges religious discrimination after firing

Religious discrimination is a growing concern in these difficult times. In Michigan, with a large Muslim population, there are potential issues that could arise if people have their employee rights violated due to beliefs about their religion and what it entails. It is against the law for an employer discriminate against employees because of their religious beliefs, but that does not stop some employers from terminating the employment of workers because of what is thought to be workplace discrimination. When there is a perception that an employee was subjected to discrimination, it is important to know how to move forward with a legal filing.

Understanding fringe benefits under Michigan employment law

Losing a job can be difficult in Michigan and across the U.S. Fortunately, there are laws in place that are designed to protect employees and provide them with the employment benefits they are supposed to receive. When an employee is dismissed from his or her job, that does not eliminate the employer responsibility to pay fringe benefits that are owed. Understanding what fringe benefits are, under what circumstances they must be paid upon dismissal, and what can be done legally if they are not paid are all keys to being treated fairly.

Aides fired in political affair cover-up file whistleblower claim

Cases involving wrongful termination in Michigan and across the country can involve numerous issues and happen for a great many reasons. In some instances, they will begin in a certain way and expand to form a different case entirely. They might evolve into a whistleblower case if the circumstances warrant it. When a person files a case to protect their employee rights, it is imperative to have an idea as to the foundation of the case and how it can move forward. Some of these cases are newsworthy and result in significant press coverage and attention.

How are unemployment benefits affected by severance pay?

Workers who have faced termination from their jobs in Michigan need to have a firm understanding of all the legal issues that surround severance pay. If a former employee received a severance package upon termination, this can have an effect on the unemployment benefits he or she is entitled to. The law states that severance and other payments that an employer made after an employee was dismissed will lower the amount the former worker will receive in unemployment benefits. An exception is the Supplemental Unemployment Benefits.

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