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Letters sent from Michigan mayor's office lead to union concerns

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.

Where others failed, 'Barker's Beauty' succeeds in gender discrimination suit

There are plenty of fans of the long-running game show "The Price Is Right" here in Detroit, so it's fair to assume that a few of us are aware that lawsuits by "Barker's Beauties," the female models who promote the show's prizes, are not uncommon.

Wage and hour disputes on the rise: Are employees' rights being trampled upon?

If a Detroit worker performs eight hours of work, then he or she deserves to be paid for those eight hours. That's a basic presumption of employment law, and even of our society in general. It's so fair and reasonable that you would think no one could argue against it.

Avon CEO's departure provides a good chance to discuss at-will employment

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.

Meat giant Tyson settles discrimination claim for $35,000

Most Michigan consumers know Tyson foods as the company that processes the meat they buy in the grocery store. In fact, Tyson is one of the biggest processors of chicken, beef and pork in the country and employs thousands of people. That's why a recent announcement that it has settled an employment discrimination claim for $35,000 should make other industry players stand up and take notice.

Workers file a record number of employment law-related complaints in 2011

The Equal Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that enforces employees' rights, received a record number of complaints in 2011, just as it did in 2010, the agency reported recently.

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