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Unemployment Benefits in Michigan: Is an employee who voluntarily quits her job entitled to unemployment benefits?

Author: LegalEase Solutions  Introduction An employee voluntarily quit her job at a small business in Michigan, and later, she filed for unemployment benefits with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) which has been granted. Question Presented Is an employee who voluntarily quit the job entitled to receive unemployment benefits under Michigan Laws? Short Answer Yes. … Continue reading “Unemployment Benefits in Michigan: Is an employee who voluntarily quits her job entitled to unemployment benefits?”

Union Pension Payments to Trainees/Apprentices

Author: LegalEase Solutions Introduction Our client appears on behalf of Persons Services, Inc., (“Persons”) which is a waste transportation company with a work force comprised of union members.  The Operating Engineers Local 324 Pension Fund has sued PERSONS in Federal District Court for non-compliance with the union contract and related statutes pertaining to union pension … Continue reading “Union Pension Payments to Trainees/Apprentices”

Validity of Contractual Provisions Shortening Time to Bring Action in Michigan

Author: LegalEase Solutions  Question Presented What minimum time period is considered acceptable to uphold an employment agreement provision shortening the time to less than 180 days in filing an arbitration claim? Short Answer Michigan Court generally uphold the period of limitation stipulated in an employment contract whether it is 180 days or 90 days, provided … Continue reading “Validity of Contractual Provisions Shortening Time to Bring Action in Michigan”

Fiduciary Duty of General Manager

Author: LegalEase Solutions  Introduction Our client appears on behalf of Guardian Automotive Trim, a company which entered into a multimillion dollar contract with an entity called Solvit Group, LLC, for the performance of solvent reclamation. Since lawyers were not involved in drafting or reviewing, the contract lacked many of the standard terms to be found … Continue reading “Fiduciary Duty of General Manager”

Treatment of “me too” Clauses and Permissive Subjects in Collective Bargaining Agreements

Author: LegalEase Solutions  Questions Presented Whether a “me too” clause is a permissive or mandatory subject of bargaining in a collective bargaining agreement between a public sector employee and a union? Whether a permissive subject of bargaining clause in a collective bargaining agreement between a public sector employer and a union is automatically included in … Continue reading “Treatment of “me too” Clauses and Permissive Subjects in Collective Bargaining Agreements”

Obligations of an Employer Upon Receiving a National Medical Support Notice Under Federal and Michigan Law

Author: LegalEase Solutions  Issue What are the obligations of an employer, who also serves as the plan administrator for its group health insurance plan, when that employer receives a National Medical Support Notice (“NMSN”) issued by a child support enforcement agency. Discussion 29 U.S.C § 1169 defines a Qualified Medical Child Support Order (QMCSO) as … Continue reading “Obligations of an Employer Upon Receiving a National Medical Support Notice Under Federal and Michigan Law”

Michigan Employer’s Personnel File – Requirements

Author: LegalEase Solutions  Questions Presented What information must or should be included in a Michigan employer’s personnel file? What information should not be included in a Michigan employer’s personnel file? Short Answers A “personnel record” should include records that identify the employee “to the extent that the record is used or has been used, or … Continue reading “Michigan Employer’s Personnel File – Requirements”

Unpaid Wages in PA

Author: LegalEase Solutions  MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES INTRODUCTION In this matter, Plaintiffs allege damages for unpaid wages based on alleged work performed on public works jobs while employed by Defendant Van Elk, LTD (hereinafter “Van Elk”). Defendant Van Elk seeks summary judgment on the basis that Plaintiffs lack standing to bring forth theses claims … Continue reading “Unpaid Wages in PA”

Me Too Clause Memo – Michigan

Author: LegalEase Solutions  Treatment of “me too” clauses and permissive subjects in collective bargaining agreements. Questions Presented Whether a “me too” clause is a permissive or mandatory subject of bargaining in a collective bargaining agreement between a public sector employee and a union? Whether a permissive subject of bargaining clause in a collective bargaining agreement … Continue reading “Me Too Clause Memo – Michigan”

Employer’s Available Remedies in the Absence of Formal Non-Compete Agreement Under Texas and Louisiana Law

Author: LegalEase Solutions Introduction You have asked us to research whether a Texas-based company has any remedy at law to prevent recently departed employees from going to work for a competitor, though the employees have never signed employment contracts nor non-compete agreements with the initial employer (but did sign confidentiality agreements).  These issues require examination … Continue reading “Employer’s Available Remedies in the Absence of Formal Non-Compete Agreement Under Texas and Louisiana Law”