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Success Worth “Phoning…

Success Worth “Phoning Home” About

Last month, Wright Beamer secured the dismissal of two federal cases brought under the Telephonic Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).  Under the TCPA, companies are prohibited from using an “Automatic Telephone Dialing System” (“ATDS” or … Read More
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Having Your “Day in Cou…

Having Your “Day in Court” Outside of the Courtroom

According to some recent studies, less than three percent of all civil cases result in a trial.  So, if ninety-seven percent of cases are resolved before trial, what are the means by which that happens?   Enter alternative dispute resolution, or … Read More
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Breaking News: Michigan M…

Breaking News: Michigan Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Update

This October, we reported that the Michigan Legislature had enacted two citizen-initiated proposals that were originally scheduled to appear on the ballot in November: (1) a gradual increase for Michigan’s minimum wage; and (2) new requirements for… Read More
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Is the Legislature Playin…

Is the Legislature Playing ‘3D’ Chess?

Until recently, two separate citizen-initiated proposals were scheduled to appear on the November ballot: (1) the Michigan minimum wage increase initiative (“One Fair Wage”), which would gradually increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $12 an hour… Read More
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Transgender Status a Prot…

Transgender Status a Protected Class

It is well-known that sex discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  What has been less clear is whether discrimination based on transgender status falls within the definition of “sex discrimination.”   In other words,… Read More
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Supreme Court Employment…

Supreme Court Employment Law Update

In what has been a consequential and controversial Term, the U.S. Supreme Court recently issued two opinions that may impact employer policies and practices.    In Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, the Court ruled that service advisors (i.e., employees… Read More
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Hold the Phone!

Hold the Phone!

In 1991, Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) in response to growing concerns about the use of robocalls. Under the TCPA and related regulations enacted by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), it is unlawf… Read More
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FMLA Violations Can Make…

FMLA Violations Can Make You a Target

Experienced HR managers know that the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid qualifying leave per year to eligible employees. What is less commonly known is that company decision make… Read More
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Don't Buy Exposure for Un…

Don't Buy Exposure for Unpaid Wages

In December, the U.S. Department of Labor filed suit against metro Detroit grocer, Nino Salvaggio Fruit and Vegetable Market, Inc., alleging that the Troy, St. Clair Shores and Clinton Township stores violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”… Read More
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Minimum Wage Increase Par…

Minimum Wage Increase Part 2

In a recent article, we highlighted the January 1, 2018, minimum wage increase under the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, Public Act 138 of 2014 (“the Act”).  We now want to remind readers of three “special situations” under the Act: 1.  An… Read More
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