Leigh Schultz

Leigh Schultz

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Retaliation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, marking the first time that the EEOC has issued a formal resource document on retaliation since...more

9/1/2016 - Administrative Interpretation Anti-Retaliation Provisions Canada EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance Popular

EEOC Issues New Publication on Leave as Accommodation Under ADA

On May 9, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new resource document regarding employer-provided leaves of absence as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The new...more

5/17/2016 - ADA EEOC Interactive Process Leave of Absence New Guidance Reasonable Accommodation Undue Hardship

Whistleblower Claims Cannot be Based on Future or Planned Acts in Michigan

On February 1, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that an employee cannot bring a claim under the Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA) if the employee only reported or threatened to report future, planned or...more

2/22/2016 - MI Supreme Court Retaliation Termination Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Complaint to a Harassing Supervisor Is Enough to Support a Title VII Retaliation Claim

An employee’s harassment complaint made directly to the harassing supervisor can be sufficient “protected activity” to support a Title VII retaliation claim, the 6th Circuit ruled last week in EEOC v. New Breed Logistics....more

5/4/2015 - EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Actions Harassment Internal Reporting Protected Activity Retaliation Title VII

Court OKs Unemployment Benefits for Some Michigan Medical Marijuana Users

An employee who has a registration identification card issued under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) may collect unemployment benefits if he is fired for a positive marijuana test, the Michigan Court of Appeals...more

11/4/2014 - Medical Marijuana Unemployment Benefits

FLSA Collective Action Waivers In Separation Agreements May Not Be Valid In 6th Circuit

Employees discharged as part of a company restructuring can participate in a collective action lawsuit for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) despite waiving their collective action rights in...more

8/7/2014 - Class Action Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Exempt-Employees FLSA Sales Commissions Separation Agreement Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Waivers

Employee Motivation For Making a Whistleblower Claim Is Not Relevant Under WPA, MSC Rules

An employee’s motivation for making a whistleblower claim is not relevant to his lawsuit under the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in Whitman v. City of Burton on May 1....more

5/7/2013 - Protected Concerted Activity Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

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