The Administrative Law Judge sits at a desk, and the parties, their witnesses and representatives sit at a table usually set up in front of the Administrative Law Judge’s desk. The Administrative Law Judge will direct the parties and witnesses where to sit. The Administrative Law Judge begins by introducing him or herself by name, and makes sure he or she has the names of all the parties, witnesses, representatives, and attorneys. Hearings are tape recorded.
Employment & Labor Law
Employers need to take certain legal and administrative steps when the death of an employee occurs. Here are some of the human resource and accounting tasks come into play after an employee dies:
Ongoing communication with employees is a cornerstone of peak performance, but it often falls short when put into practice. Performance reviews provide necessary feedback to staff, but are only effective if done properly, which means:
- the reviews must be consistently administered;
- the measured performance objectives must be job-related;
- and the feedback given must be honest and specific.
To help your evaluations rise to the occasion, focus on these three things:
10 Tips for helping you to avoid liability for unlawful employment discrimination:
In a significant win for employers, the United States Supreme Court recently invalidated a judicial inference that union retiree health insurance benefits are vested for life in the absence of specific language to the contrary. The Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, issued on January 26, 2015, gives employers more freedom to alter, reduce, or eliminate retiree insurance benefits for employees who were represented by a union before they retired.
A Michigan Legislator is attempting to stop employers from enforcing reasonable non-competition agreements against most individuals.
Federal law requires that the release/authorization an applicant signs to permit background checks must be on its own separate page…not a few sentences at the bottom of a job application.
Also, there cannot be any indemnification or hold harmless statements on the release/authorization. You can have those statements on a separate document, but they cannot appear on the release/authorization in any way.
Many Michigan employers, unbeknownst to them, employ individuals with medical marihuana cards in their purse or wallet. And while Michigan’s medical marihuana law prohibits the use of marihuana at work or an employee working while under its influence, many Michigan employers have not defined for employees how medical marihuana use relates to the application of its workplace drug policies and testing procedures.
The hiring process is one by which an employer needs to do all that it can to ensure that it is securing good, productive, and safe employees in a manner that is legal. Some tips:
Discipline, terminations and layoffs can be a traumatic experience.