Michigan’s workforce includes a substantial number of employees and independent contractors who earn part or all of their compensation by way of commission. This is particularly true in the automotive industry where such commissions are calculated as a percentage of sales, units sold, or profits. On most occasions, these types of commission structures are spelled… Read More
We’ve heard the term “whistleblower” a lot in recent years – with good reason. Companies don’t always play by the rules, prompting conscientious employees to report illegal activities to the authorities. Many times, however, employers discriminate against or fire employees in response. That, too, is illegal, according to the protections offered by Michigan’s Whistleblowers Protection… Read More
In Michigan, the general rule is that employers are free to terminate employees “at will.” This means that unless you have some form of individual contract or agreement indicating otherwise or you are a union member and subject to a collective bargaining agreement, you can be fired at any time with or without a good… Read More
Think You Have a Disability Discrimination Claim Against Your Employer? Recent Changes in the Law May Make It Easier to Prove Your Case. For more than two decades, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibited employers from discriminating against current and prospective employees with disabilities. What many don’t know, however, is that a series of… Read More
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