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Jackson Enacts Ordinance Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination In Employment

On February 8, 2017, the City Council for Jackson, Michigan approved a non-discrimination ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations. The ordinance passed 5-2 and after extensive and heated public debate. A full copy of the ordinance is available here. Except for exempted employers, e.g., … Continue Reading

The U.S. Government Shutdown’s Impact on Employers and Employees

I felt like I was watching a New Year’s Eve special last night with all the countdowns to midnight. Unfortunately (or fortunately) there was no Ryan Secrest,no ball dropping, and no confetti. Instead, the count down was for when the government would “officially” shutdown.  Regardless of who you believe should be blamed (I’ll start with … Continue Reading