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 On October 15, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its unpublished opinion in City of Wayne Retiree… Read More
Read More
Categories: Case Alerts, KT

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
Read More
Categories: Case Alerts, KT

Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final rule, which will update the earnings thresholds for “white collar” exempt employees, particularly executive, administrative and professional empl… Read More
Read More
Categories: Uncategorized

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
Read More
Categories: Case Alerts, KT

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
Read More
Categories: Case Alerts, KT

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
Read More
Categories: Case Alerts, KT

Nancy L. Niemela joins Keller Thoma

Keller Thoma is pleased to announce that Nancy L. Niemela, specializing in labor relations, municipal law and employment litigation, has joined our firm. Read More
Read More
Categories: KT, personnel

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
Read More
Categories: Case Alerts

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
Read More
Categories: Case Alerts

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
Read More
Categories: Case Alerts

For More Information

Fill out our online form