The HR Specialist: Michigan Employment Law

Releasing employment information about a former employee can be a dangerous and tricky situation …

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Village Green Companies, a residential leasing company based in Oak Park, sparked a public outcry when it fired a leasing agent for bringing a shotgun with him when he helped to rescue a wounded neighbor …

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The news keeps coming of high-dollar retaliation allegations involving Michigan police departments …

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The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act protects Michigan employees from reverse discrimination: Those who can show they were denied promotions or other opportunities because of non-membership in a racial group can and do recover damages …

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You may think the only types of discrimination you have to worry about are those specified in Title VII, other federal laws and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. You would be wrong …

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Officials are investigating a possible security breach at the Palisades nuclear power plant after Esquire magazine ran a profile of the plant’s head of security. Turns out, William Clark bragged about being a hit man …

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Can you fire someone for speaking to the press? According to one court’s reasoning, it’s possible …

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According to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Wayne State University appropriately handled sexual harassment complaints by an assistant director in the university’s Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies …

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Six months after a state investigation revealed an “oppressive culture” of intolerance and bullying toward women and blacks in the Law Enforcement Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the agency is still reviewing the report, and other employees have stepped forward to reinforce its findings …

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Noncompete agreements protect employers should an employee leave and go to work for a competitor. But what happens if there isn’t a noncompetition agreement in place? Does an employer have any remedy against a former employee? …

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