Employers may send an employee home for minor illness or other reason

In all 50 states in the U.S., an employer has the right to ask a sick employee to go home.

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Collective Bargaining Thoughts for Owners

Many employers don’t know how to address the topic of unions in the workplace. The National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from a few items....

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Tips for coordinating Medicare with group health plans

Advances in healthcare and the drive towards healthier lifestyles have many Americans living and working longer than ever before.

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What’s Protected Under The Pregnancy Discrimination Act?

Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil...

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Time is Money: What is Compensable Time?

Working outside of one’s scheduled work time without compensation is generally known as “working” off- the-clock. The United States Department of Labor...

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PPACA-Important Update: Exchange Notification Delayed

The Affordable Care Act requires employers to notify their employees of the existence of health benefits exchanges. That notification requirement was to...

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Determining Independent Contractor status must include a review of the whole

Independent Contractors (employees who receive 1099s) are a topic that much is written about, but still there is a great deal of confusion in the...

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Considerable benefit: Employers weigh how much to contribute to 401(k) plans

At this time of year, many employers are considering non-discretionary profit-sharing contributions to employee 401(k) accounts.

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Michigan's Workers' Compensation Law is Changing How Injuries are Handled

The 2011 changes in Michigan’s workers’ compensation law approved by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder began to take hold in 2012.  These updates to the law were...

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How will Michigan's Right to Work laws affect the workplace?

Michigan’s new Right to Work legislation, consisting of two bills, was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, but will not take...

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