Michigan Questions and Answers

Lose severance if fired after giving notice?
My employment contract ends 11/30/20. My employer has offered an extension and have requested a decision within a couple weeks. If I turn it down and let them know I will leave the company after the c...
1 answer  |  asked Nov 18, 2019 11:25 AM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

Mel is it legal to force Exempt Emp. to take Vacation or dock pay for a friday following a holiday
This is the E mail that was sent out, and I would like to know if this is legal to force an employee to take a vacation on a Friday or dock their pay. It is the company that decided to close the facil...
1 answer  |  asked Jun 19, 2019 06:15 AM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

Can my employer force me to sign a non compete agreement, after being employed for almost 6 years?
I am a dog groomer. I work for commission. I have been with my employer for 5 years, 10 months. They have come up with a new " confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation and ownership rights a...
1 answer  |  asked Mar 21, 2019 4:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

Non compete in employee hand book.
I have a former employer who had a non-compete clause add to a new version of his employee hand book. It as added at the end of his employee handbook. We all had to sign the handbook at the end of a m...
1 answer  |  asked Nov 15, 2018 09:20 AM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

In Michigan, my company has terminated my position. They are telling me my non compete is still valid. I believe that their non compete says they can do this, but in Michigan do I have any rights.
My company eliminated my position. I have a non-compete which is still valid. Does Michigan law protect the employee when this is all I have done for 29 years?
1 answer  |  asked Jul 19, 2017 11:25 AM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

Hello, my name is Elizabeth, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in Michigan. Was recently let go from position as an independent contractor(I paid my own taxes). I believe I signed a non compete. I can not get a hold of my file. If I did sign, is it enforc
Is non compete enforceable for massage therapist as independent contractor in Michigan?
1 answer  |  asked Mar 19, 2017 11:40 AM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

Can my company cut my pay rate and give lower level job to me on returning from short term disabilty
I have been working for a company for less than a year when I found out I have breast cancer. I tried to work my job and do chemo but my company said that they would put me from salary to hourly so I ...
1 answer  |  asked Mar 1, 2017 10:43 AM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

I was a contractor at a government agency for over five years. I suffered daily abuse from a coworker. I finally reported the person to a manager who suggested that I contact Labor relations. They posted my job two weeks after I reported my co-worker and
The terrible treatment started the 2nd week I got there. I just put up with it. It got worse and worse and I heard from several people that my co-worker started a lot of rumors about me. There was an ...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 27, 2016 6:49 PM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

Is an employer allowed to change their mind after the fact about severance allocation?
When I was laid off, I opted to take a severance package rather than be placed on a recall list. I asked my employer twice whether the payments would be counted as lump sum or allocated over several w...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 27, 2016 07:49 AM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

I'm a full time employee and my employer wants me to leave early during the week so I won't get my 40 hours in and then make me work on Saturday so they don't have to pay me overtime. I have a set schedule Mon-Fr from 2:30 to 11:00 pm.
Can an employer ask a full time employee to leave early during the week so as not to get their 40 hours in and then make them work on the weekend and not pay them time and a half for it?
1 answer  |  asked Jan 8, 2016 11:10 PM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

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