Michigan Supreme Court Finds That Retirees Are Not Entitled to Lifetime Healthcare Benefits

On May 30, 2019, the Michigan Supreme Court issued its published opinion in Kendzierski v Macomb County, ruling that the County had not promised to provide retirees with lifetime healthcare benefits. The plaintiffs, a group of retirees, had argued th… Read More
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Michigan Court of Appeals Rules Employer’s Rescission of Conditional At-Will Employment Offer Did Not Violate the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

On April 23, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its published opinion in Eplee v City of Lansing, ruling that the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) did not provide the plaintiff a legal basis to sue the defendant based on the defendant’… Read More
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Michigan Legislature Amends State Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws

On December 14, 2018, Governor Snyder signed two bills that significantly weaken previously-enacted legislation regarding minimum wage and paid sick leave. In September 2018, the Michigan Legislature passed the minimum wage and paid sick leave laws i… Read More
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Investigation Shows High Failure Rate of Spinal Cord Stimulators

A yearlong joint investigation of the global medical devices industry was recently concluded in November 2018. That investigation was spearheaded by the Associated Press and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which is comprise… Read More
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Implications for Employers following Passage of Proposal 1, Permitting Recreational Marijuana Use

On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters passed Proposal 1, known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (“the Act”), legalizing marijuana for adult recreation use. While much of the Act addresses the decriminalization of marijuana,… Read More
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Supreme Court Ends Agency Fee Deductions for Public Sector Unions

On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled on the Janus v. AFSCME case; in a 5-4 decision, the Court overruled Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U.S. 209 (1977), holding that automatic agency-fee deductions violate public employees’ First Amendme… Read More
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Second Circuit Holds Title VII Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation "Because of . . . Sex."

On February 26, 2018 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that Title VII protects against all discrimination “because of . . . sex” and that sexual orientation discrimination is a subset of sex discrimination. In Estate… Read More
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Michigan Dower Rights Abolished

February 1, 2017 Michigan had been the only remaining state in the country to recognize dower rights in a wife, but not reciprocal rights in her husband. At long last, on January 6, 2017, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law SB 558 and SB 560 abolish… Read More
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Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Case Regarding PA 152, Grants Leave in Shelby Township v Command Officers Association of Michigan

On February 3, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court granted Shelby Township’s application for leave to appeal the December 15, 2015 Court of Appeals judgment affirming the MERC decision in the matter of Shelby Township v Command Officers of Michigan, 2… Read More
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New I-9 Form Required

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of the Form I-9 (version dated 11/14/2016) which must be filled out for all new employees hired on or after 1/22/2017 and for reverification of current employees wh… Read More
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