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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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Expect MIOSHA-Style Workp…

Expect MIOSHA-Style Workplace Safety Rules to Go Nationwide

As Michigan businesses prepared to re-open following last spring’s COVID-19 lockdown, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued several executive orders requiring enhanced workplace safety measures. After the Michigan Supreme Court curtailed the governor’… Read More
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Minimum Wage Increase Upd…

Minimum Wage Increase Update

On December 11, 2020, the Michigan Wage and Hour Division announced that the state’s scheduled minimum wage increase (to $9.87 per hour) was not expected to take effect on January 1, 2021. Although a minimum wage increase was slated for the first o… Read More
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Government Backed Paid Le…

Government Backed Paid Leave Set to Expire

Last spring, in the early throes of the pandemic, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The Act focuses on encouraging workers sick with COVID-19 to stay home and quarantine, while also providing relief to parents… Read More
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