Employment Law

The employee leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) take effect this Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  Under these provisions, employees may be eligible for up to 80 hours of paid sick leave if they are unable to work or telework for one or more of...

President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) into law on March 18, 2020.  Included in the FFCRA is the Emergency Sick Leave Act (“Sick Leave Act”).  This law covers all public sector employers and, with limited exceptions, all private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees. ...

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA” or the “Act”).  The FFCRA contains several provisions intended to address the affects of the coronavirus.  Two provisions are notable for employers.  First, the FFCRA temporarily expands leave available to employees under the Family...

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Kraig Schutter and Josh Leadford will be presenting at the National Business Institute's 2019 Employment Law Seminar. For further information, or to register, click on the link below. Employment Law: 2019 Comprehensive Guide ...

Wage garnishments against their employees have historically been very risky for employers to administer.  In fact, if an employer did not administer the garnishment properly, the employer could be on the hook for the employee’s entire debt.  Luckily, the Michigan Legislature has taken steps to dramatically reduce...

In the last several years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has accelerated its scrutiny of employers’ use of background and credit checks to pre-screen its applicants.  Earlier in 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a case, EEOC...

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, 135 S. Ct. 1338; 191 L. Ed. 2d 279 (2015), providing direction to employers with regard to accommodating pregnant employees.  In light of this recent decision, employers may be required to...

A recent decision issued by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals should give any employer subject to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) reason to pause.  The case started out as any other routine FMLA matter.  An employee provided her employer with documentation sufficient to request FMLA...