Employment Law 101: Understanding Title VII

Employers have a lot of leeway when it comes to who they hire and promote, and why. For many employers, however, there are some limits on how they are able to make these types of decisions. The limits are primarily outlined under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you feel that you are being discriminated against at work, or you are just interested in protecting your rights, the following brief explanation Read More

Understanding Michigan Uninsured and Underinsured Insurance Claims

Few things can be as frustrating and scary as getting into an auto accident. If you discover that the person who you got into an accident with did not have insurance, or they were underinsured, it can be even more difficult. Fortunately, there are some laws on the books in the state of Michigan that are meant to provide certain protections to responsible drivers in these situations. No-Fault Auto Insurance This Read More

Paternity Leave? An Overview of Paternal Leave Laws

Having a child is one of the most exciting and joyful events that you will ever go through. For mothers, having a child sometimes comes with maternity leave from work so they can bond with and care for the new baby as well as recover from giving birth. Fathers, however, aren’t afforded the same options, but that is slowly changing. If your wife is pregnant, or you are planning on adopting a child, it is important Read More

Victim of Medical Malpractice? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you need to take steps to protect your/their legal rights. This can be extremely difficult because of the fact that you are focusing on recovering from the medical issue, but if you don’t handle the malpractice case correctly, it could result in you losing your right to a significant settlement or judgment. The following are some key points that you Read More

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Understanding Employment Retaliation in Michigan

There are many laws and regulations in place governing how employers need to treat their employees, and how they need to act, in general. In most cases, however, nobody will ever know if an employer is violating these rules unless an employee files a complaint. The problem with this is that many employees won’t file a complaint because they fear that they will lose their job or suffer some other type of negative Read More

7 Examples of Employment Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace is something that a surprising number of people experience. Unfortunately, most people just ignore the injustice and either continue working for the company, or try to find another job where they hope to be treated fairly. In order to actually stop this type of discrimination, however, it is important that everyone understands what types of employment discrimination exist under the Read More

Mother’s Rights Law: Pregnancy Discrimination and Your Rights in Michigan

Finding out you are pregnant is often one of the most exciting and joy filled experiences of your life. If your employer is not treating you the way it should, however, the results can be devastating. Thankfully, pregnancy discrimination in the state of Michigan falls under the protections based on gender discrimination. Asking for Maternity Leave In Michigan, new mothers must be given at least the same Read More

Disability Discrimination: 4 Ways it Can Manifest in the Workplace

While very few companies today would intentionally violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is still a real problem that millions of people have to face every day. We recently wrote a blog about five of the most common violations of the ADA to illustrate how this is still such a serious problem. One of the best things a business can do to ensure they remain in compliance is work to ensure they aren’t Read More

Understanding No Fault Insurance in Michigan and the Truth About It

Residents of Michigan, and especially Detroit, typically have to pay some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country. Many people like to blame the state’s “no-fault” auto insurance laws that are in place, but that is really quite misleading and downright distracting. The fact is that no-fault auto insurance is actually a very positive thing for consumers to have, as can be seen by the fact that they have Read More

Know Your Rights: What Are Your Employment Rights as a Serviceman?

As a past, present, or future serviceman, it can sometimes be challenging to find the right employment opportunities. There are a variety of legal rights that apply specifically to servicemen though, and being aware of them can help ensure you are treated fairly at all times. This blog offers an introduction to the rights you have, and how they can impact your employment opportunities. If you feel that you are or Read More