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What wage protections do Michigan workers have?

Michigan workers may file grievances when they feel cheated out of rightful hourly pay, fringe benefits and overtime or believe they've been mistreated by employers for complaining about employment violations. An employment lawyer can help direct complaints to the right agencies.

Michigan proposal worries anti-discrimination advocates

Legal protections for Oakland County workers are decided at the federal, state and local levels. Federal employment laws are often expanded by states and further broadened by local governments. Mlive.com recently reported proposed Michigan legislation would bar local lawmakers from using employment rules that are more generous than state and federal laws.

Filing whistleblower complaints with federal agencies

Oakland County employees sometimes hesitate to file legitimate complaints with employers out of fear of reprisal. Some Michigan workers may not be aware laws protect whistleblowers who report employer misconduct and unsafe working conditions.

Employers and sexual harassment in Michigan

Some mistakes that employers make can contribute to a workplace sexual harassment problem, potentially resulting in lawsuits. Employers should take care to correct the common issues existing in their workplaces to make it less likely that sexual harassment will occur, and if it does, that it can be dealt with appropriately.

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