Posted by Bradley Glazier | Mar 26, 2023 |
Michigan has become the first state in more than half a century to repeal a right-to-work law, a major victory for labor unions. The law, which went into effect in 2013, allowed workers to opt out of paying union dues or fees as a condition of employment. It really has nothing to do with an empl...
Posted by Robert Howard | Feb 27, 2023 |
When an employee is terminated, they are occasionally offered a severance agreement. There are multiple reasons for a severance offer. It could be to soften the blow of a lay-off after many years of service. Or it could be to avoid a future lawsuit by having an employee sign a release.
Posted by Robert Howard | Feb 03, 2023 |
Just because you're called a manager doesn't mean you're not entitled to overtime. You still must meet the salary test and the duties test to be exempt from the FLSA's overtime requirements.
Posted by Robert Howard | Jan 27, 2023 |
The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a lower court opinion that would have raised Michigan's minimum wage to $13.03 on February 19, 2023.
The Court of Appeals determined that the Michigan legislature had the authority to amend the petition initiatives that were passed in 2018 that would have r...
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jan 19, 2023 |
The Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule barring non-competition agreements.
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Aug 04, 2022 |
If you or someone you know have contracted COVID-19, and continue to experience ongoing symptoms for months afterward, you or they may have a disease described as Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome or long COVID.
Posted by Robert Howard | Jul 19, 2022 |
Bos & Glazier recovered $225,000 in back wages and liquidated damages for workers of the Grand Woods Lodge in Grand Rapids. The employees' claims were that management required servers and bartenders to share their tips with managers, pay tips to kitchen staff, and clean the restaurant for hours after their shift without pay for those hours spent cleaning. Bos & Glazier filed suit on the behalf of the employee who first brought these concerns to light. The individual recoveries range widely, but the average amount of back wages recovered was nearly $5,000.Along with the lead plaintiff, twenty seven other servers and bartenders joined the suit. Over 100 employees were eligible to opt in but many declined to respond to efforts to contact them.
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Apr 21, 2022 |
Most lawsuits settle. Often early in the case, sometimes even before the lawsuit is filed. We usually encourage our clients to consider an early settlement. These are the reasons.
1. Lawsuits take a long time to resolve without a settlement. It is not unusual for a case to take 18 months to...
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Jan 18, 2022 |
Certain documents are important for an attorney to review in deciding to take or not take a case. This articles describes those documents.
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Feb 11, 2021 |
Now that vaccines for COVID - 19 are becoming available to more employees in Michigan, some employers are encouraging their employees to get vaccinated. Very few are requiring employees to get the vaccine. Some are offering incentives, such as paid time off, gift cards, or extra pay. I was ask...
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Dec 12, 2020 |
There is a new Michigan law providing protection to employees who miss work due to COVID-19.
Posted by Bradley Glazier | May 29, 2020 |
Too many workers face the reality that by going to work they could get sick—or worse—and make their friends and family ill because they don't have the protections they need on the job. But, as bills pile up, they have to make an almost impossible choice between their and their family's safety or ...
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Apr 02, 2020 |
There has been an explosion of new laws passed at the Federal and state levels to assist individuals and companies impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic. The law firm of Pitt McGehee, along with University of Michigan's Workers' Right Clinic and the Michigan Association of Justice has created a Powe...
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Mar 20, 2020 |
New Michigan Unemployment Rights and Benefits
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Mar 15, 2020 |
Bos & Glazier is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving developments regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to take steps to protect the health and safety of our lawyers, staff, and clients.
Our approach to COVID-19 is guided by two overarching goals: 1) providing our clients wit...
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Dec 24, 2019 |
If you learn that someone at work has accused you of breaking the company's rules, the next step is likely a meeting with your boss. Depending on the size the company, someone from the human resources department may also be present. This blog post addresses what is likely to happen next and how ...
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Sep 29, 2019 |
How the offer of judgment rule may even they playing field for employees accused of violating non-competition agreements.
Posted by Robert Howard | Feb 07, 2019 |
We filed suit against the Grand Woods Lounge on behalf of its employees this week for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. You can view the complaint here
Posted by Robert Howard | Feb 04, 2019 |
A federal lawsuit has been filed against a popular Grand Rapids restaurant.
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Dec 02, 2018 |
Bos & Glazier client prevails in a race discrimination case in Grand Rapids federal court.
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Nov 14, 2018 |
Why and when do employment cases usually settle.
Posted by Robert Howard | Nov 01, 2018 |
Posted by Robert Howard | Aug 09, 2018 |
This is a great article on the effects of arbitration agreements on employment claims. Before you seek an attorney, it's a good idea to request a copy of your personnel file and see if you signed an arbitration agreement. Your rights may be severely restricted. While we prefer to be in court, Bos...
Posted by Bradley Glazier | May 13, 2018 |
Sexual Harassment is prohibited by State and Federal Law. Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, MCL 37.2101, et seq., provides that unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, which means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or...
Posted by Bradley Glazier | Oct 23, 2017 |
When an employee is terminated from his or her job, the employer will often present the employee with a severance agreement. A severance agreement is a promise by the employer to pay salary or wages and other benefits in exchange for the employee giving up the right to sue the employer. After h...