Over one-third of the workers at Yahoo have left of their own accord or involuntarily in the last year. The chief executive has come under fire for the poor financial performance of the company, with some calling for a restructuring of the company or the sale of the Internet business.
One of the basic rights afforded to Americans by the First Amendment is the right to practice any religion. There are both state and federal laws in place that ban religious discrimination, including in the workplace.
Michigan employees have a right to feel safe at their workplaces -- they should never have to endure harassment on the job. That does not mean that sexual harassment and other types of discriminatory behavior have simply disappeared from Michigan workplaces, however. Today, we provide some guidance for those employees who find themselves suffering from discriminatory harassment.
So, you have lost your job because of a layoff -- what now? Although you have probably taken action to obtain unemployment benefits, you may not realize that your health insurance is also about to expire. You can protect yourself and your family by utilizing the COBRA continuation of benefits insurance program, which allows for the continuation of health care benefits even after you leave a company. COBRA is available for those who have been fired or who have chosen to quit their jobs, as well. Employees who do not qualify include those who have been fired because of gross misconduct such as gender discrimination and other types of workplace discrimination.
Did you know that you could be eligible for unemployment benefits, no matter your reason for losing your Michigan job? All too many residents are denied unemployment benefits because they are fired or forced to resign. If you have lost your job for any reason other than misconduct, you may be eligible for these benefits. This may even be true for some Michigan residents who have traditionally been classified as independent contractors, according to recent case law.
The Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees of certain employers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for specific medical and family reasons. This act does not apply to all employees, but does apply to:
Do you know your rights when it comes to compensatory time offered through your job? This perk, often called "comp time," is provided in lieu of overtime pay for employees who would rather have extra time off instead of the additional money. Although a variety of employers offer comp time benefits for their workers, not all comply with the employment law requirements that surround this particular topic. Knowing your comp time rights is just as important as understanding the various aspects of employment discrimination, including age and gender discrimination.