Service Animal
28 June 2022

Dogs, Cats & Hamsters, Oh My! Can My Emplo...

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many workplace cultures. One unexpected impact is the rise of requests to bring animals to work. According to the Washington Post, nearly 1 in 5 American households nationwide adopted a pet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees who were recently working from home may now request to bring their animals to […]

22 June 2022

Episode 23 – Mental Health Issues in the ...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss what employers should and should not do when helping workers coping with mental health issues, including how to help employees and the company when an employee is performing below expected standards. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off […]

Summer Scheduling
14 June 2022

Summer Schedules That Work for Everyone

With lakes, beaches, and cabins beckoning, few people enjoy spending Michigan’s magnificent summers in the office or on the factory floor. What to do when half your workforce wants Fridays off? Summertime offers a great chance for employers to use flexible scheduling to show their commitment to their employees, which can boost employee morale and […]

Lifeguard on Beach
14 June 2022

Summer [Working], Had Me a Blast . . .

Summer is here and school is out. For many kids that means it’s time for a summer job. (Not everyone can have the kind of carefree summer that Danny and Sandy did . . .) Michigan employers who hire these kids—expected to be about a quarter million this summer—are subject to the state’s Youth Employment […]

Mental Health
31 May 2022

A Reminder: Mental Health Matters

As we recognize and wrap-up May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Labor wants to remind us that the FMLA covers situations when an employee’s mental health condition inhibits them from working. In a Fact Sheet published this month, the DOL provided several helpful examples of mental health- related FMLA-triggering situations. Those […]

25 May 2022

Episode 22 – The Unintended Risk Of Offer...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss how employers offering higher pay to lure new hires could risk lawsuits under the Equal Pay Act. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

04 May 2022

Episode 21 – Handbook Reviews Are On Ever...

Miller Johnson attorneys Sarah Willey and Rebecca Strauss discuss handbook policies that deserve your attention in 2022. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

13 April 2022

Episode 20 – The New Fluid Workplace: To-...

Miller Johnson attorneys Sarah Willey and Rebecca Strauss discuss workplaces that have evolved into a “fluid” remote and in-person environment and what those employers should doing to address that new reality. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

23 March 2022

Episode 19 – HR Options For Dealing With ...

Miller Johnson attorneys Sarah Willey and Rebecca Strauss discuss how to deal with problem employees. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

09 March 2022

Episode 18 – Immigration Options Can Help...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey welcome colleague John Koryto to discuss how to expand the pool of job candidates with employment based immigration options. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts