Labor & Employment Law

Jesse Young

New Grand Rapids Human Rights Ordinance Places New Limits on Employers: What You Need to Know

In August, the Grand Rapids City Commission passed a series of extensive amendments to its Human Rights Ordinance, expanding protections against discrimination and creating new … Continue Reading

Thomas Cedoz

Avoiding a Jingle Bell Wreck: Holiday Party Best Practices for Employers

Once upon a time, office holiday parties were often the source of hazy tales of loosened-tie and shoes-off debauchery or ill-advised comments or actions fueled … Continue Reading

Jesse Young

Additional 200,000 Michigan Workers Would Be Eligible for Overtime Pay Under Whitmer Plan

Asserting that recent changes to federal overtime pay rules don’t go far enough, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is pushing to substantially expand the number of salaried … Continue Reading

Thomas Cedoz

Firing for “Potential Future Disability” Isn’t Discrimination Under the ADA, Federal Court Rules

The future is not now when it comes to employment discrimination under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), at least according to the U.S. Court … Continue Reading

Joslin Monahan

Cannabis Industry Workers Entitled to Overtime Pay, Federal Court Rules

The ongoing and untenable conflict between state and federal law regarding cannabis creates a wide-range of inconveniences, injustices, and inconsistencies that impact cannabis business owners … Continue Reading

Jesse Young

Employers Can’t Shorten Time Limits for Workplace Discrimination Claims, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules

A federal appeals court that covers Michigan recently issued a unanimous ruling holding that employers cannot contractually shorten the time within which their workers can … Continue Reading

Jesse Young

Labor Department Rule Makes 1.3 Million More Americans Eligible for Overtime Pay

Approximately 1.3 million salaried American workers will now receive overtime pay for any extra hours they work. On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading

Steve Hessen

Thomas Cedoz Presents at DisruptHR Event Designed to Energize and Inform Attendees

Kreis Enderle attorney Tom Cedoz recently spoke at the DisruptHR event in Grand Rapids, sharing tips and best practices he encourages company leaders, administrators, and human resource … Continue Reading

Thomas Cedoz

Employer Alert: You’re Not Done With Your EEO-1 — Additional Report Due By Sept. 30.

Business owners who must submit an annual EEO-1 report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may have put this time-consuming obligation out of their … Continue Reading

Jesse Young

New Department of Labor Opinions on Family Leave, Overtime Pay, and Employee Classification

In the latest of its string of opinion letters addressing issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act … Continue Reading

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