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In my never ending obsession with arbitration clauses, the Michigan Court of Appeals added more fodder in the recent case of Shaya vs City of Hamtramck. In this case, the Court of Appeals, again, interpreted the Michigan Arbitration Act (MAA). This act succinctly states that the parties can agree to arbitrated dispute if: (1) the...
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By now you have read (or at least heard) of the new overtime regulations announced in early May by the U.S. Department of Labor.  If you haven’t had a chance to read about the regulations, then check out this list of 10 articles I put together.  These articles cover the technical aspects of the new...
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One of many perks employers offer employees, is the right to take earned paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick, personal days) in cash, instead of taking the actual days off.  Like many good things, no good deed goes unpunished: this gracious perk can result in unintended tax consequences for both the employee and the employer....
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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a complex law.  While HR pros may never know all the nuances of the law, here are 11 tricks you should know to avoid FMLA headaches. Know how many employees you have every day of the year. If you have 50 or more during 20 or more...
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The Amtrak accident in Philadelphia was a tragedy for many families and businesses.  Learn 4 strategies to minimize the impact on your business when tragedy hits.
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Richard Branson said “Train your employees well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”  I heartily agree with this, however businesses will always have employees leave to work for a competitor. Read more here on how to enforce your Noncomp Agreement
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