Many workers who are considering moving on from their current place of employment are shocked to learn that their employment contract contains a "noncompete agreement." If it is too restrictive, it can prevent you from earning a living in your chosen field at anywhere other than your current employer.
Letters recently sent out by Detroit's mayor's office stating that the city would no longer honor union contracts with fire, paramedic and police unions have caused quite a stir. By April 3, the letter was disavowed by the state-appointed emergency manager who was brought in to help put Detroit's finances in order. The emergency manager was assigned by Michigan's governor in an effort to get the city out of nearly $14 billion in long-term debt.The letters stated that since the city was in receivership status, it would no longer honor employment contracts made with unions going forward. According to the letters, the city was no longer required to participate in collective bargaining agreements, and they stated that the city was withdrawing from all mediations and arbitrations. Further, the letters also claimed that the Michigan Bureau of Employee Relations had been ordered to dismiss pending union issues.
Some Michigan Republicans are hot under the collar over maneuvers they believe are meant to thwart our state's hot -button "right to work" law, which goes into effect Thursday.
There are many fields of employment that tend to include employment contracts here in Michigan and throughout the country. One of these is the television industry, wherein actors and actresses often work under the terms of a contract that governs the compensation, severance and benefits that they will be entitled to earn while under employment.
Detroit readers who liked watching Ann Curry co-host "Today" on NBC are going to have to make an adjustment; on Thursday, Curry announced that it was her last show.
In 2008, Best Buy, where Detroit readers have probably purchased an electronics item at some point, acquired the digital music sharing service. But then, things changed. iTunes came along and Napster was no longer relevant. Ultimately, Best Buy wound up selling Napster in 2011 to another company, which closed Napster not long after.
A Detroit news station has made several salacious allegations in a recent report about whether Detroit firefighters drink on the job.
Lots of women around Detroit use Avon products. The cosmetics giant is one of the best-known names in the makeup industry and, as such, is actually quite a big player on Wall Street. Investor dissatisfaction may have played a role in the recently announced dismissal of CEO Andrea Jung, who will be replaced later this month. Under her watch, Avon's stock value has withered and the government began investigating allegations of overseas bribes.