In a recent Opinion Letter ruling, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) examined the question of whether an employer subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) could permissibly allow an employee “to exhaust some or all […]
In Michigan, employment is usually considered to be “at-will”. This means that either an employer or employee may decide to terminate employment at any time, with no reason needed. There are, however, a few exceptions to the rule.
Nine days before the December 1, 2016, effective date, a federal district court in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction against implementation of the United States Department of Labor’s new rules which would dramatically increase the salary thresholds for most […]
On May 17, 2016, the White House and the United States Department of Labor announced the finalization of the long-anticipated rule increasing the salary thresholds for most employees who currently are exempt from overtime pay.
As the year winds down, it’s important to take stock of plan amendment and notice deadlines, as well as planning for 2015. To guide you through the process, we’ve put together a list that includes all of our Employee Benefit […]
Unless transition relief applies, applicable large employers must comply with the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate (i.e., Pay or Play) effective January 1, 2015. Under Pay or Play, applicable large employers are required, among other things, to offer affordable medical coverage […]
Employer-sponsored health plans have a lot of work to do over the next couple of years to ensure continued compliance with HIPAA’s electronic transaction standards. HIPAA’s administrative simplification rules require a health plan to conduct certain electronic transactions in accordance […]
Employers are sometimes tempted to enter into agreements with each other under the terms of which they agree not to recruit or hire each other’s employees. The U.S. Department of Justice takes the position that such agreements can be per […]
Fraser Trebilcock Joins the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce to Offer a Free Seminar Fraser Trebilcock is teaming up with the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce on November 13th to present a free seminar to help employers keep up with […]