Working from home
11 March 2020

Help! My Employees Need To Work From Home Becau...

Now that there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in more than 35 states and the WHO has classified COVID-19 as a pandemic, you’re bound to field questions from your employees about what they should do and how it affects them.  Obvious answers include singing “Happy Birthday” twice (preferably not out loud if you’re anything like […]

FLSA: Exemptions, Worktime, and Other Challenging FLSA Issues
20 February 2020

Protecting FLSA Exemption Status

FLSA exemption status always seems to cause a little bit of queasiness.  Many clients with whom we speak are concerned that they’re going to do one little thing incorrectly that will cause their exempt employees to lose their exemption status and will require the employer to pay ungodly amounts of unpaid wages and overtime.  Of […]

State Capital in Lanssing
31 October 2019

Next Stop on the Overtime Roller Coaster: Michigan

On October 24, Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a sweeping and expansive proposal to extend overtime protections to hundreds of thousands of Michigan’s workers.  The proposal, which is technically a “Request for Rulemaking” to amend the Michigan Administrative Code, calls on the Wage and Hour Division to change the salary test for employees to “better […]

State Capital in Lanssing
10 October 2019

New Bills to Protect Workers’ Rights Introduced...

Recently, a group of lawmakers in the Michigan House of Representatives announced a series of bills that are designed to strengthen employee rights and increase compensation.  The bills include: A “Temporary Worker Bill of Rights” that requires employers to give temporary workers the first opportunity at permanent positions and more notice about when they’re scheduled […]