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Michigan employment disputes: Handling wage and hour infractions

Going to work day in and day out to support oneself and one's family is not always the easiest thing to do. When one is not being fairly compensated for one's time, it can make it all even harder to bear. Wage and hour laws are in place to protect employees in Michigan and elsewhere. So, when employment disputes over pay arise, they have a leg to stand on when it comes to recovering money rightfully owed them.

Retaliation can make going to work a nightmare

Even though you still believe you did the right thing, there are certainly times when you wish you had not stood up for a co-worker's rights, filed a complaint with human resources or contacted authorities about workplace discrimination or other illegal activities. They called you a whistleblower and maybe other not-so-kind names. Your life may have been easier if you had kept it to yourself.

Frontier airlines hit with a workplace discrimination lawsuit

Being a working mother is a difficult thing. However, taking on the hats of mother and provider is something that many Michigan residents do every single day. Unfortunately, there are those who will face workplace discrimination for trying to take care of their families in ways that are acceptable to them.

Company in another state hit with wrongful termination lawsuit

Those in Michigan who are subjected to harassment in the workplace should feel comfortable in their ability to inform their employers of the issue without fear of retaliation. This is their right. Sadly, there are those who do the right thing and report the problem only to be terminated after the fact. In such cases, wrongful termination claims may be filed against their employers.

Sadly, employment disputes over FMLA benefits happen

Certain family events may require one to take a leave of absence from work in order to tend to the matter. According to federal laws, the ability to do so is a right, under the proper circumstances. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which was passed in 1993, requires certain employers to allow their employees to take time off if they experience a qualifying event. Unfortunately, numerous Michigan residents may have had their FMLA requests wrongfully denied by their employers or have been terminated while on leave. When employment disputes like these arise, legal actions may be taken.

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