Workplace Firearms Policies

Homicide is the 5th leading cause of workplace fatalities in the US. Gun violence in the workplace is a matter of increasing focus and concern. At the same time, gun laws in the State of Michigan have “loosened” (for want of a better term) making Michigan a virtual “Shall Issue” state for concealed weapon permits…

Is It Discrimination If It Is LGBT Negative?

Employers are concerned.  It is possible to run afoul of anti-discrimination laws without intending to do so.  Irrespective of one’s personal views on LGBT matters, we are often asked “if an employment policy appears to adversely affect gay people i.e. providing separate dressing areas because straight employees demand it” is it discrimination?”  Simply put, employers…

New DOL Overtime Regs. Released

“But I thought they were exempt employees”!!!  The lament of the uninformed HR Director.  The most prominent change in the final changes to overtime regulations by the Dept. of Labor is the increase in the salary level required for for exempt employees.  The new “exempt” level is $47,476 annually ($913/week) to have the status of…