Michigan Court of Appeals Rules That Retirees Are Not Entitled to Lifetime Retiree Healthcare Benefits

Keller Thoma is pleased to report that it had a significant victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals on behalf of one of our municipal clients. On October 15, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its unpublished opinion in City of Wayne Retiree… Read More
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Sixth Circuit Rules that Title VII’s Statute of Limitations Cannot be Contractually Shortened

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued in a recent published opinion in Logan v MGM Grand Detroit Casino that the statute of limitations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”) could not be contractually shortened by an employment a… Read More
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Recent Court of Appeals' Decision Affecting Recoupment of an Overpayment of Workers' Disability Compensation Benefits

The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a decision for publication on September 10, 2019, in the case of Fisher v Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital and State of Michigan. The decision affects an employer’s or insurance carrier’s ability to see… Read More
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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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