Michigan Questions and Answers

Exempt salary employee has been laid off due to lack of work
I am an exempt salary employee and was just informed I was being laid off. I get paid on a bi-weekly basis. Is the company required to pay me my full bi-weekly salary amount if I worked part of one we...
1 answer  |  asked Mar 29, 2020 01:49 AM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

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

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