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Employment disputes over arbitration agreements

Finding the right job can be a challenging thing to accomplish. When one finally does, signing an employment contract without reading it may result in one giving up his or her rights to pursue legal options in order to resolve employment disputes. How is this possible and what can Michigan residents do about it?

Michigan employment disputes: Employee classification matters

When taking a job in Michigan or elsewhere, how one's employment status is classified really matters. Numerous employment disputes arise over employers misclassifying employees so as to avoid paying overtime and benefits. Those who believe that their work status was purposely misclassified may have legal recourse.

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.

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.

Former Wells Fargo employee files wrongful termination lawsuit

Whether one resides in Michigan or elsewhere, failing to act on a supervisor's request when one feels what is being asked is wrong should not be reason to lose one's job. Unfortunately, for a woman in another state, her refusal to participate allegedly led to her being fired. She has since filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer.

Lawsuits can be filed over wage-and-hour employment disputes

Sadly, there are many Michigan residents who are not properly compensated for their time on the job. Wage and hours employment disputes are common, particularly in certain industries. For example, in another state, a restaurant owner is currently being sued for his failure to properly and timely pay some of his employees.

The basics of an employment contract

There are two "kinds" of employment, at-will, and contract. At-will employment means that either you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship, at any time, for any reason. While most employers will treat their employees as "at-will" most employers are also bound by an employment contract. This post will go over employment contracts and how one might affect you.

How Employment Disputes Can Strain Work Relationships

The provision of equal working conditions for each employee is an ingredient for success in any institution. With such a unique stipulation, workers can freely express their opinions on certain concepts with the sole intention of promoting creativity and innovation. However, not all occupations are fortunate to experience such an essential requirement. In such a situation, employment disputes can erupt at any time and adversely affect productive tasks at the workplace. To curb such cases, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has enforced critical laws aimed at protecting employees from employment discrimination.

Crucial Tips to Solving Employment Disputes

Witnessing employment disputes has become a norm in recent years in various occupations. Whether such arguments stem from conflicts between co-workers or feuds between employees and their bosses, solving them cannot be emphasized enough. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been instituted to efficiently enforce statutes aimed at protecting workers from harassment or employment discrimination on various grounds. Most workplace disputes stem from gross discrimination by race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

Independent contractor or employee: which are you?

One of the age-old questions for workers is how they are classified, are you an employee or an independent contractor? Believe or not, but that classification significantly impacts your rights as a worker. Employees are entitled greater protections whereas independent contractors enjoy more flexibility in their business (nominally more flexibility). This post will go over some of the differences between independent contractors and employees.

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