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April 6, 2020

On April 3, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-36, (Protecting Workers Who Stay Home, Stay Safe When They Are Sick). This Order provides protections against workplace discrimination and/or retaliation against employees who stay home to protect the heath and s...

April 2, 2020

Question:  My business employs critical infrastructure workers, workers who are necessary to sustain or protect life, or workers who are necessary to conduct minimum basic business operations. I have not laid off my employee, but the employee has failed and/or refused to com...

February 26, 2020

Is your business protected?

Solicitation is just a fancy word for asking for something. A non-solicitation agreement is an agreement not to solicit either (a) employees or (b) customers of a business. To prevent theft of customers and employees, many businesses require top-le...

February 24, 2020

Walter P. Griffin is being honored at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth on May 11 for being a member of the State Bar for 50 years. All attorneys who became members of the State Bar of Michigan 50 years ago will be recognized at this special luncheon.

February 22, 2020

Many employment contracts state an employee can be fired without “just cause” or notice. This is called “at-will” employment, which is standard in the United States. However, there are different types of contracts. HR should consult with an employment attorney prior to termi...

February 20, 2020

What is workplace discrimination, and what constitutes discrimination against employees or job applicants? Employment discrimination happens when an employee or job applicant is treated unfavorably because of his or her race, skin color, national origin, gender, disability,...

February 17, 2020

Is your business protected against discrimination claims?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019. The data shows that retaliation continued to be the...

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