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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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Avoid Becoming a “Poste…

Avoid Becoming a “Poster Boy” for Posting Violations

Federal law requires employers to maintain labor law posters in a conspicuous location in the workplace, and failure to comply can result in harsh civil penalties (which are adjusted for inflation each year). In 2021, penalties range from $178 (Famil… 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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More details on the updated MIOSHA rules from Dirk Beamer Read More
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Vaccinating Employees; Im…

Vaccinating Employees; Immunizing Employers

Newly updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) guidance confirms what many employment attorneys have suspected to be true: Employers may require “in-person” employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as long as reasonable acc… Read More
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Masks in the Workplace

A quick review from Dirk Beamer about mask guidelines in the workplace after new recommendations from the CDC Read More
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A Joke Is Just a Joke...…

A Joke Is Just a Joke... Right?

April Fools’ Day can be an opportunity for harmless fun, but it can also create the risk of vicarious liability for unsuspecting employers. The general rule is that an isolated joke, without more, will not give rise to liability for harassment or d… Read More
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Student Employment Remind…

Student Employment Reminders

‘Tis the season for students of all ages to seek out summer employment and internships. As your business considers extending offers to students and minors, here are some important reminders: The current minimum wage in Michigan is $9.65 for employe… Read More
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Don’t Gamble with Your…

Don’t Gamble with Your Contracts

Gamblers know that casinos enjoy a “house edge” – a small but statistically significant mathematical advantage in games ensuring that over an extended period, the “house” will prevail. Likewise, savvy employers understand that well-drafted,… Read More
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