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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Michigan on
Q: My work has not paid me what can i do i also feel that the owner violated my personal space is there anything i can do
Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch answered on Dec 26, 2018

You can file an online complaint regarding the non payment of wages at the Michigan LARA Office of Wage and Hour online.

It is not clear about the other issue. I recommend you contact an employment attorney in your area for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Michigan on
Q: Is the severance offer fair and should I sign it under the circumstances of my release after 12 yrs employment.

It is not in line with another employees that I asked confidentially. They received one week for every year of service. I was only offered 4 for 12 years. There are many circumstances leading up to the company saying they accepted a resignation, I never gave and I repeatedly told them that.... Read more »

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Marlo Bruch answered on Aug 27, 2018

I recommend that you contact an employment attorney in your area to go over the agreement before you sign. This forum is too general to give an appropriate response.

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Michigan on
Q: Wrongful termination lawsuit while employee is in process of bankruptcy?

Are there any suggestions on legal help for a person who has a very solid wrongful termination case, but is in the process of chapter 7 bankruptcy at the time of termination?

Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch answered on Aug 9, 2018

The issue here as presented is that this can be considered a claim by the BK Trustee. Some or all of any settlement may be taken by the BK court. All attorney fees have to be approved by the BK trustee including any part of a possible settlement. Talk to your BK trustee and get something in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Recourse for Failure to Notify of Non-Renewal of Contract/Past Practices Question - Union CBA

My wife is currently in a union contract dispute with her employer, a local college. The complaint is that the union CBA that my wife is covered under states that if the college is not going to renew an employee's contract they must be notified in writing with an explanation by March 1st. My wife... Read more »

Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch answered on Jul 13, 2018

I recommend that your wife bring all of her employment documents, CBA and contracts to a local employment law attorney to review who also handles education law. Without seeing the actual language, it is difficult to make a recommendation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Can my employer hold my Pay check pending an invitation. It's been 3 weeks no letter no call no check.

I was suspended then fired didn't know why until my pay check didn't post that following week. Then I was told that they're holding my last check pending an invitation and the cops would contact me. I asked for the detective on this case phone number they were very rude about i and didn't give me... Read more »

Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch answered on Jul 2, 2018

It is unclear what the investigation is about. I recommend you contact the Michigan Office of Wage and Hour to file a complaint for the unpaid monies and contact an employment attorney in your area for the same.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: My work just demoted me for not being able to work as hard because of doctor restriction. I have a herniated disc

The injury in question did happen at work but I didn't claim it under workman's comp because the company was worried about their safety rating. I am a salaried employee as well are they allowed to do this?

Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch answered on Apr 24, 2018

Regardless of not initially filing a workers compensation claim, I recommend that you do contact a workers compensation attorney regarding this issue. There may also be other unlawful violations, but that is where you should start first because in Michigan a workers compensation claim is the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Information retaining an unbundled attorney or legal aid . I was terminated. I need to write a response to a motion

I was recently terminated from Board of Education as a teacher for refusal of drug testing. I have filed a letter of appeal to the Teacher Tenure Commision and the District file a motion of dismissal. I was informed by the Judge to write a response to the motion of dismissal. I need guidance in... Read more »

Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch answered on Mar 6, 2018

As a tenured teacher, you have more legal rights than an at will employee in Michigan. I recommend that you contact an employment law attorney in your area to assist you. The Tenure Commission has strict court rules and requirements just like a regular court. The school district attorneys know... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: i was sexually assaulted at work and now my medical bills are starting to come in that i can not afford.

Do i have the right to sue my attacker and possibly former employer?

Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch answered on Feb 20, 2018

I recommend that you contact an employment / workers compensation attorney so you can get the assistance you need.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I be terminated for recording a plant meeting?

I recorded a interview that I was a party to can I get terminated?

Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch answered on Feb 5, 2018

In Michigan, there are laws that if a person is not part of the conversation, that the others being recorded have to give consent. If you have concerns, I recommend you contact am employment attorney in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: I quit my job, now they stopped my payment for my last bonus for our previous quarter, for work I've already done.
Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch answered on Feb 2, 2018

I recommend that you contact an employment attorney in your area. If this is from Michigan, you can contact the Office of Wage and Hour to see if you can file a claim to recover payment.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: I have been offered a position as an employee...am I?

The offer is $30 per 1 hour of service. 15 min uncompensated clean up time per service provided. The agreement is for 30 hours of providing services. If there are no services booked I don't get paid. They insist I am an employee.

Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch answered on Jan 20, 2018

I recommend that you contact an employment attorney in your area to review the agreement and go over the facts of your case. More information is needed to determine your employment status.

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