The Law of Wrongful Discharge

Overtime Pay Expanded to Cover More Workers

Posted by Robert Howard | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor issued the final version of the overtime exemption rule Wednesday, raising the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's “white collar” exemption to $47,476 per year, or $913 per week.

But What About My Non-Compete Agreement?

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Nov 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Non-compete and non-solicit agreements are being foisted upon employees more frequently. Think long and hard about whether you should sign such an agreement and try to negotiate the terms of any agreement before you sign. Don't simply assume that such agreements will not be enforced.

Best Lawyers' Announcement

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Aug 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bos & Glazier is proud to announce the following recognition:  Bradley Glazier has been selected by his  peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Employment Law - Individuals and Litigation - Labor and Employment and has been named the ...

Best Lawyers in America Designation

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Aug 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bos & Glazier is proud to announce that it has been selected by its peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of "Employment Law - Individuals and Litigation - Labor and Employment."  Bradley Glazier has also been named Best Lawyers' 2015 Gra...

Pro Bono Circle of Excellence

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jun 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The State Bar of Michigan had recognized the law firm of Bos & Glazier with the 2014 Pro Bono Circle of Excellence award.  This distinction is reserved for law firms that provide free or reduced-fee representation to low-income individuals or organizations.  Or, law firms may also contribute ...

Whistleblower Protection Act

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Apr 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 11, 2014, I had the privilege of speaking at the 39th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute sponsored by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).  The topic was Anatomy of a Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit.  We used the fact pattern from the case Thompson v Aramark Scho...

How to Prove a Wrongful Discharge Case

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jan 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a case decided by the Michigan Supreme Court on February 8, 2013, the court found that the fired employee had raised sufficient evidence to present her case to the jury.  The case is Debano - Griffin v Lake County and it shows how employment attorneys representing employees go about proving a ...

The Law of Damages in Employment Litigation

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jan 29, 2014 | 11 Comments

This post is from the materials produced by myself and Michelle P. Crockett, an attorney with the law firm of Miller Canfield, at the Insititute of Continuing Education's 35th Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute presented on Friday, April 30,2010. Michelle practices employment law from th...

FMLA and USERRA

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jan 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following outline is part of a presentation that I made in Ann Arbor on September 24, 2009 for an Instititute of Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled "FMLA and USERRA Issues with the Troubled Employee."I. FMLA Issues. A. Introduction. The FMLA was enacted to allow workers flexibil...

Public Policy Exception to the "at-will" Rule Expanded

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jan 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision that expands upon the Public Policy Exception to the at-will employment rule.  On July 21, 2009, in McNeil v Charlevoix County, the court ruled that a local health department rule that prohibited employers in Charlevoix County from discharging or retal...

Amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jan 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") was passed with much fanfare, but the act's narrow interpretation by the courts has meant that very few employees with disabilities were protected by the statute. In order to receive protection, employees needed to show "an impairment which subs...

Workplace Fairness Web Site

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jan 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Clients and potential clients often have questions about the process involved with filing a wrongful discharge lawsuit.  Common questions include:  How long will it take?  What will I have to do?  What is mediation? General answers to these questions and many others can be found at a web site af...

Emloyment Discrimination Claims in Federal Court

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jan 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Harvard Law & Policy Review (Winter 2009, volume 3, number 2) recently published an analysis of employment discrimination claims filed in Federal courts. The authors conclusions: (1) the number of cases filed in Federal courts have dropped dramatically, nearly 40 percent since 1999, (2) e...

The Family and Medical Leave Act

Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jan 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 USC 2612, was enacted to allow workers flexibility in scheduling time for medical problems and to alleviate some of the tension caused by the competing demands of work and family.   Generally speaking, the act provides employees who have a "serious health cond...

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