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Legal help for employees seeking a class action lawsuit

Workers in Michigan can face issues on the job, regardless of the industry in which they work. There can be contract disputes, breaches of contract, poor treatment of workers, and workplace safety violations, and they can occur in blue collar and white collar jobs. Those employees who believe they have been mistreated as a group should carefully consider the possibility of filing a class action lawsuit.

When a firing can and cannot stop unemployment compensation in MI

Many employees in Michigan who have lost their jobs believe that they will be entitled to unemployment compensation. This is not always the case. There are some instances in which employers will have the right to deny unemployment compensation. There are others in which employers will be in violation of the law in trying to stop employees from collecting their unemployment compensation. For those who are facing employment-related disputes when it comes to this issue, it is imperative to understand the laws that are relevant to these circumstances.

Even top-level employees need legal help

In Michigan and throughout the U.S., the highest level executives are seen in a negative light by many people. Given the lucrative compensation they receive for their work and the public perception that has shaded them poorly, it is easily forgotten that they are employees just like everyone else. They are subject to problems such as losing their jobs, being demoted, having disagreements and becoming embroiled in contract disputes. These issues are often high profile and misunderstood. This is why executives at the top level of a company or business need to have legal advice just as everyone else does.

How can employees complain about wages and fringe benefits in MI?

Michigan employees need to know that they have the right not just to be paid for their work, but to also receive fringe benefits. If they do not receive one, the other, or both, they can seek their compensation through legal means. Under state law, the Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act is in place for the majority of employers and employees. When an employee believes that a violation has taken place, the worker has the right to lodge a complaint with the Wage and Hour Program.

Understanding employment benefits for MI state employees

In Michigan, a person who takes a job with the state will have certain employment benefits that he or she is entitled to. While these types of jobs are often considered secure and there is an expectation that the benefits will be granted as a matter of course, it is possible that they will not be. This could be due to a mistake, a clerical error or some other issue that leads to employees not receiving what they are entitled to. It is with this in mind that employees should make sure to understand what they are supposed to receive and what they can do if they don't get all of their benefits.

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.

Legal help in dealing with employment-related disputes

When a person in Michigan is hired for a job, the last thing on the mind of the individual or the employer is that there will be a dismissal. It does happen though and both employer and employee need to remember that it might be necessary to take legal action to achieve justice if the law was violated. It's important to remember that there are certain rights employees have under the law. Employers are also accorded certain protections.

Can I receive unemployment compensation in Michigan?

Michigan workers who lose their jobs for one reason or another need to know what must be done to receive unemployment compensation. Employers are not granting unemployment benefits as a courtesy to former workers. They are required by law to do it if the worker has met certain requirements to receive it. Unemployment insurance is handled by the state's Unemployment Insurance Agency.


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