It's hard to say whether there is a cause of action here without knowing whether you're in a protected class--i.e., race, age, gender, etc. If you feel that your hours were cut in retaliation to your complaint, you can always file a claim with the EEOC and/or the MI Department of Civil...Read more »
Unemployment compensation is a state benefit handled through an administrative process. You must go through that process. If you are deemed eligible, great; if not, then you can appeal that administrative decision. In short, there is no right to "sue" for unemployment compensation.
I'm currently on leave under the FFCRA or expanded FLMA. Labor day fell during my leave and my employer is refusing to pay me for it and won't explain why. All I've been told is that they have less than 50 employees so they didn't have to participate in offering FMLA, and I... Read more »
Hi. Under the FFCRA, an employer with fewer than 500 employees is required to offer up to two weeks (80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee's regular rate of pay if you are quarantined, or, at two-thirds your regular rate of pay if you are unable to work to care for a child whose school...Read more »
People who voluntarily quit their jobs usually are not entitled to unemployment benefits. However, an exception to this rule exists if you can prove that a reasonable person would be forced to resign under the conditions of employment you were exposed to. To make this argument, you should list out...Read more »
I found this doing my own research for Michigan law.
Since you don't have a right to a job, your employer doesn't have to be nice, respectful, courteous, or professional. If you don't like your boss or your job, go elsewhere. Therefore, as a general rule, your employer can... Read more »
There's definitely limits to that sort of behavior, particularly when you enter into allegations of a hostile work environment and what that means legally. But yes, the general rule is that employment is "at will" - you can quit your job at any time, just as an employer can fire you...Read more »
Additional information about your situation is necessary to analyze whether you would have a legal claim, whether you are entitled to take FMLA leave, or whether you would be entitled to disability benefits. If you have worked for your employer for at least 12 months, during which time you have...Read more »
I got hired as a massage therapist at a massage spa 8 years ago. I got paid $ 16 an hr and made my way to the top through hard work. and now I'm a lead therapist making $23.50 an hr. Today I found out one of the therapists they hired 6 months ago is making $24 an hr..< as a lead therapist... Read more »
While your situation certainly sounds unfair, federal law only requires that employees be paid at least minimum wage for each hour worked. However, if your employer has a discriminatory motive for paying you less than other employees (i.e. if you are paid less based on your race, sex, age,...Read more »
Under the new Michigan order it states that all work that can be done remotely must be done remotely. We worked from home from March to June but now my employer won’t allow it because the owner was upset we were working from home in the first place. What can I do?
It's the employer who decides what work can be done from home. It sounds like the owner does not agree that your work can be done from home. You can try to convince them otherwise, but ultimately you may need to make a decision regarding your health and particular situation.
dangerous for the residents i have made them aware multiple times they really dont care.Is there any way i can cash in by letting them know im going to rat them out or is that extortion is there any way to profit from these slumlords both the management company and the owners know about these... Read more »
You would likely have no recourse to sue them since you don't have standing for damages as a tenant might. So if your only recourse is likely to report their actions or negligence to the city, and let the city take appropriate action. And of course, you could expect not to work for them for...Read more »
i am 25, and FTM transgender. I lost my job beginning of March due to the sudden outbreaks of the virus, i was talking with a former co worker about possibly getting my job back, he said he would ask the manager, i was then informed my General Manager is being discriminating & slanderous... Read more »
In late June, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (which covers Michigan), holding generally that discrimination (and by extension harassment) against transgender individuals because of their status or gender nonconformity is...Read more »
Putting my two weeks notice in, the next morning when I showed up to see about the paperwork for such a thing, my assistant manager yelled at me to leave the store because I had quit, even though I hadn't filed the paperwork yet, punched me and physically threw me out of the back door of my... Read more »
Sounds like there is a lot going on here and more facts are needed to fully evaluate your claim. If the sexual harassment was so severe or pervasive that it affected your ability to perform your job, you may have been subjected to a hostile work environment. I would recommend reaching out to an...Read more »
I work in Wayne County, MI; one of the hardest hit counties in Michigan with COVID-19, back in March my Manager and all my co-workers took a leave of absense do to the Pandemic. My stores a retail store and deemed a non essential business. My main manager said that the companies owner has let me go... Read more »
You will need to appeal the UIA's decision. What likely happened is that your employer reported to UIA that you were fired for misconduct or something like that, which would make you ineligible for unemployment. That agency can appoint a representative for you if you wish or you can retain an...Read more »
My employer said they are going to furlough all parttime employees and 1 full-time employee. They asked for volunteers. Another employee, with less seniority, volunteered. Then my employer told me that because of a previous medical condition I need a note from my doctor stating I am not a... Read more »
While your employer can prevent you from coming to work if you've been diagnosed with COVID-19, it cannot treat you differently or require any further documentation from you based on any medical condition that could put you at greater risk for COVID-19. If your employer furloughs you instead...Read more »
One text is from my gm said if you dont show up today your done. The 2nd is from my shift manager and says brad said if you didnt show up for your shift your fired. The company then told unemployment I voluntarily quit. I dont know if I should protest the finding if they deny my unemployment. I... Read more »
I'm not sure what benefit you would gain. If you didn't voluntarily quit (by willingly not showing up), then you were fired for misconduct. And you have nothing to protest unless you are denied unemployment.
I was temporarily laid off from work in September of last year because of the GM strike and I was injured October 26th while on layoff, my company did not change my employment status to medical leave, I applied for short term disability benefits through my employer and it was approved. But recently... Read more »
My wife has severe asthma issues,and severe rheumatoid arthritis. I took the LOA because of covid 19,contracting and bringing it home is a major worry. Im a truck driver that travels to Illinois,indiana and thus come into contact with people from other states where our truck terminals are located.... Read more »
Great question! FMLA could preserve your job longterm. However, you would not also be entitled to unemployment. Your compensation would come in the form of any sick time or other benefits your company offers.
What some people do not realize with the enhanced unemployment compensation is...Read more »
Yes. If your employer is lawfully open, and you want to remain employed with them, then your option comes down to staying at home and find a new job, or go to work. Whether the employer is complying with health and safety mandates is a whole separate issue.
Not receiving a 1099 does not stop you from reporting your income. You're still required to report it and pay tax. File a return for the income and then wait until your state's healthcare marketplace has open enrollment. Fill out the application for the premium tax credit and get a...Read more »
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