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Preparing for Changes to Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency

The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is implementing changes intended to make it easier and more convenient to obtain unemployment benefits. On August 22, 2019, the UIA will update its customer contact center using the leading phone technology to provide greater efficiency and more contact options. For both employers and individuals using the UIA’s system, this … Continue Reading

We’re Hiring But Please Don’t Apply if You’re Unemployed

A proposed Michigan bill, “The Fair Consideration of the Unemployed Act” (PDF) would prohibit discrimination against the unemployed when it comes to job postings. This bill was introduced by State Representative Jim Ananich, D-Flint. If signed into law employers could face a $5,000 fine for a first violation and a $10,000 for each subsequent violation.   … Continue Reading

What’s the Harm in a Little Workplace Porn? For Starters, Unemployment Benefits.

A recent denial of unemployment benefits in Berglund v Industrial Technology Institute (7/21/2011) offers important insight for both employers and employees when it comes to accessing Internet pornography in the workplace and technology use policies.    Overview of Michigan Unemployment Benefits Under Michigan law, an employee is disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits if he or she is … Continue Reading
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