Tag Archives: employment law

Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule Has Been Enjoined

The month of December usually signifies the beginning of a mad dash towards shopping malls; however, Christmas almost came early this year for over 4.2 million American workers. On December 1, 2016 the Department of Labor was slated to adopt a new “Overtime Rule.” This rule would raise the overtime eligibility of salaried employees from […]

Michigan Court of Appeals Reiterates that Worker’s Compensation is an Exclusive Remedy for Unintentional Torts in the Workplace

In a recent decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals reiterated and clarified the standard that worker’s compensation is an exclusive remedy for workplace accidents, precluding any cause of action against an employer in tort law.  This rule does exclude intentional torts, however, for which damages may still be sought. In Luce v. Kent Foundry Co., […]

Michigan Supreme Court Rules that Lansing’s Prevailing Wage Ordinance Constitutional

In Associated Builders and Contractors v. City of Lansing, Docket No. 149622, the Supreme Court of Michigan held that Lansing’s prevailing wage ordinance, which requires contractors working on city construction contracts to pay employees a prevailing wage, was constitutional.  This overturned a Michigan case from 1923 which stated that cities do not have the right […]

Screening Applicants for Non-Bona Fide Job Requirements May Be Considered Unlawful Discrimination

Gordon Food Services, one of the largest food distribution companies in the United States, was recently ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor to cease what the Department considers gender-discriminatory practices in the company’s recruiting process.  The Department of Labor found that Gordon systematically eliminated qualified female applicants for warehouse positions in recent years, hiring […]

Many of Quicken Loans’ Employee Conduct Rules Found to Be in Violation of the National Labor Relations Act

In a decision reached in April of 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down a ruling that certain rules contained within the “Big Book,” the employee handbook for Quicken Loans (QL) and its family of companies, violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  In MacEachern v. Quicken Loans, Inc., In House Realty, LLC, […]