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07 February 2023

Watching What Happens: Earned Sick Time Act

By now you know that the Michigan Court of Appeals recently decided that the “adopt and amend” strategy that birthed the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act did not violate the Michigan constitution. Read our January 26 Client Alert here.  This decision overturned a July 2022 ruling by the Michigan Court of Claims, and halts the […]

 
Unions
24 January 2023

New Year, New NLRB Updates

How did the Board celebrate the end of 2022, you ask? In case you had higher priorities in late December than tracking the NLRB’s activities and therefore missed it, the Board came down with three significant, pro-employee rulings. Not surprisingly, two of these decisions were reversals of Trump-era precedent. Additionally, and perhaps most significantly, the […]

12 January 2023

Immigration And Recruiting International Talent...

5 Minute Message Video Series In this 5 Minute Message, Miller Johnson attorney Kevin Battle outlines the options schools have to recruit international talent. Watch the 5 Minute Message here.  Questions? Contact the author Kevin Battle. Stay Connected With Us: Email: Want to receive Miller Johnson’s education law email updates? Subscribe here and check the […]

11 January 2023

Episode 33 – How To Shape Up Your Family Medica...

Are you unsure if your company is up to speed on Family and Medical Leave Act? Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey dive into some tips on how to get back into FMLA shape. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to the “Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify […]

10 January 2023

What’s in Store from the New Democrat Legislatu...

With the swearing in of the new Michigan House and Senate on January 11, Democrats will have full control of Michigan’s state government for the first time in 40 years. What could this mean for Michigan employers in 2023? A top priority for many Democrat leaders is repeal of Michigan’s “Right to Work” law.  This […]

27 December 2022

Silenced No More: New Law Protects Employees Wh...

Taking another step forward in the #MeToo movement, Congress recently passed a new law—the Speak Out Act—banning employers nationwide from using blanket non-disclosure or non-disparagement agreements or policies against employees who come forward with allegations of sexual harassment or assault.  However, the law does not ban employers from entering into standard confidentiality agreements with current […]

14 December 2022

Episode 32 – HR Lessons From Elon Musk’s ...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey examine Elon Musk’s first month of owning Twitter and look for the lessons to come out of the firings, rehirings, “hardcore” ultimatums, work from home policy changes and performance reviews. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” […]

13 December 2022

From Resignation to Recession: Riding the Econo...

The last few years have not been kind to employers.  Government‑initiated closures at the onset of the pandemic.  The Great Resignation.  A recession that, if it has not yet been felt by all employers, soon will be.  One could forgive businesses for feeling like they are being bullied on the economic playground.  To punch back […]

Service Animals
08 December 2022

What Schools Need To Know About Allowing Servic...

5 Minute Message Video Series In this 5 Minute Message, Miller Johnson attorney Cathy Tracey discusses what Michigan schools need to keep in mind when it comes to service animal requests. Watch the 5 Minute Message here. Questions? Contact the author Cathy Tracey. Stay Connected With Us: Email: Want to receive Miller Johnson’s education law […]