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How Employee Performance Reviews Can Help or Hurt an Employment Discrimination Claim

While employee performance reviews are designed to benefit and improve the operations of an employer; if not properly implemented, a performance review program may prolong an employment discrimination claim.  Generally speaking, many employers use some form of employee performance reviews. These reviews, also called performance appraisals, commonly include some type of a regular evaluation, e.g., annual, … Continue Reading

Michigan Court Gives Shareholders Standing to Sue For Discrimination Under Civil Rights Act

A recent Michigan Court of Appeals Opinion has significant impact on small businesses, employment discrimination claims, and arbitration agreements. This decision is likely to especially impact professional businesses such as law firms and doctors groups. Specifically, in Hall v Stark Reagan, P.C., two former law partners were forced out of their professional corporation after contesting … Continue Reading

Are Employers Rolling the Dice Under the IRS’s Employee/Independent Contractor Reclassification Program?

The Internal Revenue Service announced on 9/21/2011 that businesses that have improperly labelled their employees as independent contractors will be allowed to reclassify workers and make only a small payment to cover past payroll taxes. The IRS is calling this program the Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program (the “Reclassification Program”). Under the IRS Reclassification Program, … Continue Reading
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