Tag Archives: HR

Job Applicant’s Lawsuit under Fair Credit Reporting Act Barred by Statute of Limitations

Employers in Michigan and surrounding states conducting background reports on job applicants received a favorable decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals when it comes to limiting liability for claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The decision was issued on February 18, 2016, in the case Rocheleau v. Elder Living Constr., LLC … Continue Reading

Proactively Managing Employment Law Risks – Lessons from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Outside of being an employment law attorney, I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It is a grappling based martial art that owes its modern development to the Gracie family, especially Helio Gracie. But it also offers a broader perspective for approaching conflict outside of physical matches. And – since business is rife with conflict – it … Continue Reading

Employee Terminations: Delaying the Inevitable is Inevitably Bad for the Company

Employee terminations are an unfortunate reality of every business. But that doesn’t mean employers and their managers are good at carrying out terminations.  Take for example a response Sir James Dyson (yes, the vacuum guy was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006) gave when he responded to Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Ask a Billionaire” feature that … Continue Reading

Survey Answers Questions About Improving Employee Relations: Add Meaning

The Detroit Free Press released its fifth annual Top Workplaces to Work finalists of Metro Detroit employers. Congratulations to all the 2012 finalists. One point that jumps out from the results of the employee surveys submitted (my understanding is that these surveys are submitted anonymously) is the critical value employees placed on cultivating a meaningful … Continue Reading
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