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I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a comic book geek. And while Spider Man was not my favorite superhero, a favorite quote of mine is associated with him: “With great power comes great responsibility.” 

While making the leap from superhero to lawyer probably requires some superhuman power, no extraordinary effort is needed in making

Discrimination Underlined.jpgIs An Employer Liable for Harassment by non-employees? This question was inspired by a recent discrimination lawsuit (PDF) filed by a Michigan nurse against her employer, Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. The lawsuit claims the employer agreed to a man’s request that no African-Americans care for his newborn baby.

While most parents of newborns would

Cheat Sheet.jpgEmployment discrimination under Michigan or federal law can be a very complex and nuanced. The following is an overview of important points employers need to be aware of under Michigan’s employment discrimination statute:

Employment Discrimination Under Michigan Law 

For Michigan employers the primary state statute that prohibits workplace discrimination is Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights

Facebook Like.jpgProposed Michigan Social Media legislation is back in the headlines. Specifically, Chris Gautz of Crain’s Detroit Business reported that Michigan Senate House Bill 5523, (sponsored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton), was approved unanimously by the House in September and is now sitting on the Senate floor. 

This bill would “outlaw” employers from requiring employees

Football PenaltyKevin Clark of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote an article, Management Secrets of the NFL, which offered a number of points relative to running a business. 

One point that stood out related to hiring and firing decisions. Specifically, the article noted that 12 of the 32 NFL teams have hired a new coach since

Line of Questions.jpgThe 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

Fog & Uncertainty.jpgCompanies understandably find employment law to be simultaneously chaotic, complicated, and confusing. And this state of affair certainly applies to the Family Medical Leave Act, (FMLA). This is especially true when it comes to the two distinct type of claims that may be brought under the FMLA and the consequences each type of FMLA claim