Another Hot Button Suprem…

Another Hot Button Supreme Court Case?

Last month, as the United States Supreme Court completed its 2021-2022 term, it issued several significant decisions that largely (or entirely) reversed prior decisions on hot button social issues including abortion and school prayer. Next fall, the… Read More
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Women’s Soccer Nets Equ…

Women’s Soccer Nets Equal Pay Victory

The unions representing the women’s and men’s U.S. national soccer teams both signed new collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). Under the CBAs, women and men will be guaranteed equal pay for the first time… Read More
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Stop Doing That!

Stop Doing That!

Lawyers do lots of different things. Draft wills. Negotiate contracts. File lawsuits. And any lawyer worth her salt knows how to write a good “Cease and Desist” letter. Part legal brief, part muscle, the Cease and Desist letter lives in t… Read More
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Remote Workers Mean Remot…

Remote Workers Mean Remote Workplace Rules

Large corporations with facilities across the globe have systems in place to monitor compliance with local employment and tax laws for the various places where they maintain employees. Smaller U.S. companies with only one or a few locations may be in… Read More
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Big Employer “Vaccinate…

Big Employer “Vaccinate or Test” Rule Back in Place – at Least for Now

Last November, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its Emergency Temporary Standard that would require employers with 100 or more employees to implement a mandatory workplace rule that employees either be vaccin… Read More
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Vaccine Mandate Suspended

Vaccine Mandate Suspended

Last Thursday, the Biden Administration unveiled its OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard – a detailed set of rules requiring mandatory vaccination, or mask-wearing with weekly COVID tests, for employees of companies with 100 or more workers. The rule… Read More
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Prevailing Wage Law Back…

Prevailing Wage Law Back in the News

In 2018, Michigan’s legislature voted to repeal legislation that required state contractors to pay workers a “prevailing wage” equivalent to union wages. The “Prevailing Wage” law applied to union and non-union workers alike. Supporters arg… Read More
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Do I Really Need an Emplo…

Do I Really Need an Employee Handbook?

Eighteen months of the coronavirus pandemic have wreaked havoc on workplace employee handbooks as human resource departments and small business owners struggled to rewrite the rules in the face of mandatory work from home orders and heightened safety… Read More
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Basics of Noncompete Agreements

After the signing of a new executive order, Dirk Beamer digs in on some basics of noncompete agreements Read More
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MIOSHA Update

More details on the updated MIOSHA rules from Dirk Beamer Read More
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