At odds
13 February 2020

Talking Politics at Work

The 2020 presidential election season is upon us. The first presidential primaries and caucuses are in the rearview mirror and more are rapidly approaching. From now until the presidential election in November 2020, politics will become even more of a mainstay in our lives than it already has become in this age of 24-hour news, […]

Signing Petition
16 January 2020

Ballot Initiative Pushes to Prohibit Discrimina...

A new front opened up recently in the fight over protections for LGBTQ employees in the workplace.  A group called Fair and Equal Michigan launched a ballot initiative to broaden Michigan’s civil rights laws to include protection of people from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender in employment, housing, and public accommodations.  If the […]

19 December 2019

Happy Holidays from The Personnel Files!

We appreciate everyone who has stopped by to check out our blog and especially those of you who have given us feedback and encouragement.  We’ll return to providing regular updates after the holidays, as there are plenty of updates to keep us all busy. In the meantime, as you prepare for your office (and maybe […]

05 December 2019

“OK, Boomer” and Other Ageist Langu...

“OK, Boomer.”  This two-word phrase has been included in memes and countless Twitter posts recently.  Along with “OK, Millennial,” it references a generational debate that has picked up steam in recent years, especially on social media.  These phrases often are used to belittle or dismiss a person’s thoughts or opinion based on the generation in […]

21 November 2019

Service And Support Animals in the Workplace: ...

We often receive questions from clients about requests that both employees and customers (or patients) make to bring emotional support or service animals into the workplace.  Here’s a quick primer on what employers need to know about service and emotional support animals: What is the difference? A service animal is a dog (or sometimes a […]

23 September 2019

Welcome to The Personnel Files

Welcome to The Personnel Files, a Miller Johnson blog concerning all things Employment Law.  The days of the hard copy newspaper, newsletter and other periodicals are mostly gone.  Today’s HR professionals and leaders are interested in having real time updates and notices on important, new, or interesting developments that may impact their organizations and employees. […]