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  • It is very likely that when you apply and are offered employment in Michigan, that you may be required to sign a non-compete agreement.  In the traditional sense, when someone thinks about a non-compete agreement the first thought is that it makes sense for a sales or marketing position.  However, employers are now requiring employees […]

  • Gender Pay Gap

    Equal pay, for equal work. This is an idea that in theory makes sense. If two workers are doing equal work, in a similar environment, and are required to have equal responsibility, effort, and skill, then putting this theory into practice in the real world, should be a no brainer. However, this has not always […]

  • MIOSHA

    MIOSHA is run by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. It is their goal to protect the earned wages, fringe benefits, health, and safety of Michigan workers. They achieve this by creating and enforcing work safety and health standards; providing health and safety training and education; and work with their partners to come up […]

  • Wage & Hour

    The Wage & Hour Program is run by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The purpose of the Wage & Hour Program is to protect Michigan workers’ wages and fringe benefits by administrating the laws efficiently, fairly and effectively. 1) Know The Time Frame of The Incident. When filing a complaint with the […]

  • Fair Treatment

    Fair Treatment in the workplace can be a complicated topic. If I say this am I breaking the law? If I do this could I get fired? Those questions and more will be answered below as we discuss harassment, discrimination and retaliation laws in the state of Michigan. When it comes to the state of […]

  • Lunch break

    The idea of having a lunch break at work is a simple one. The employee has been working a long time and deserves time to rest and refresh themselves, so they can continue working productively and without distraction. While the benefits seem obvious there are only a couple federal and state laws that offer minimal […]

  • The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has a very long process regarding applying for Unemployment Benefits and so it is quite easy to get confused. This FAQ was written to help you along your way with applying for those benefits in the State of Michigan.   How do I know if I am Eligible for UIA […]

  • House Bill No. 4052 also known as the Death Star Bill has been passed into law. This bill’s official title is “the local government labor regulatory limitation act.” In section 2 of the bill, the main focus is explained. The focus of the bill, is that the relationship between private employers and employees can only […]

  • Losing your job can be a difficult time for many people. However, there are a few government programs out there that help individuals who lose their jobs due to special circumstances. The government program that will be discussed below is called the federal trade readjustment allowance (TRA). This was created as part of the Trade […]

  • What is a non-compete? A non-compete is a term used in contract law under which one party (usually an employee) agrees not to enter into or start a similar profession or trade in competition against another party (usually the employer). Why do companies like using non-competes? Employers may require non-competition agreements for a variety of […]

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