You Can Still Be Fired for Being LGBTQ in Some States, but Maybe the Supreme Court Will Fix That

Evil HR Lady

But, federal law isn’t clear and right now, LGBTQ people only have clear protections in place in some states. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the federal law which protects people on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin. It doesn’t specifically state sexual orientation, and as such the federal courts have been divided on whether or not you can be fired for being gay.

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Green Jobs Growing: Fuel Efficient and Hybrid Vehicles Creating Green Jobs

Green Career Central

According to a new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Wildlife Federation and the United Auto Workers, there are 151,000 green jobs in the auto industry. Michigan is the leader among the states with 38,067 green jobs at 97 facilities. More than 300 manufacturers in 43 states and the District of Columbia employ these green workers who develop, manufacture and assemble plug-in electrical, hybrid and advanced internal combustion vehicles.

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“How do I respond to retaliation for filing a complaint of unlawful discrimination?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Muskegon, Michigan. Under federal and state laws, it is illegal in every state to discriminate in employment matters on certain bases, including age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, and other criteria. Information about the time limits, and procedure, for filing a formal complaint of illegal discrimination or retaliation in Michigan is available online. I am not licensed to practice law in Michigan, and so cannot advise you as to that state’s laws.

2011 116

Supreme Court Grants Review for Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Workology

On January 16th, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear appeals from Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan on the issue of same-sex marriage. In November, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld different same-sex marriage prohibitions in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan, going against the current federal court tide of decisions striking down such laws.

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This Week’s GOOD News in the #Workplace

Workology

Aisin Sieki opens headquarters in Northville, Michigan : Auto supplier will employ more than 350 at new facility. Austin, Texas targets 1,200-plus eco-jobs : A $1 million federal grant is boosting the plan. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about.

2014 102

Any ways to get satisfaction after resigning?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Lansing, Michigan. A pointer here: your letter should be sent by what we call “verifiable means,” that is, email, federal express or UPS, Certified Mail, or hand-delivery. If you believe that the motivation for what happened to you was your age, race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, pregnancy, or other “protected category,” you have every right to file a complaint with a city, state or federal agency whose job it is to investigate such complaints.

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“I’m retiring; can I ask my boss to keep that confidential?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

There are both federal and state laws that require certain information about employees be held in confidence. Required confidentiality about employee information by federal law is mostly limited to medical information. The federal law entitled “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (called “HIPAA” for short) requires that employer-sponsored health care plans to maintain employee medical information confidential. .

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Job Seekers Face Rampant Discrimination

Careers Done Write

Since 1964, the federal government has legislated numerous laws intended to protect workers from job discrimination. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability for federal programs. A study at Western Michigan University found that weight had a negative impact on both job offers and job placement. If you are old, overweight, female, and unemployed, look out in today’s job market.

Best Career Coaches in Your City

The Corporate Con/noisseur

It is home to most federal agencies, including all three branches of the U.S. federal government. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is home to a slew of international companies and businesses. Best Career Coaches in Your City.

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The Future of Gay Marriage & Human Resources

Workology

As you probably know, through a number of recent federal district court decisions, state after state saw laws defining marriage as only a union between one man and one woman declared unconstitutional. On November 6, 2014, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals released a decision , upholding the same-sex marriage prohibitions in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan.

2014 95

“I was served with a Grand Jury subpoena about my job; what do I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Dear Mr. Sklover: I just received notice that I must appear before a federal Grand Jury regarding something that may have been going on at my former job. Detroit, Michigan. They are used by both state Courts and federal Courts to listen to evidence and decide who should be prosecuted for serious crimes. Both state and federal Prosecutors use Grand Juries, but the state and federal Grand Jury procedures are often quite different.

2014 109

Sometimes You Get Sued and Your Best Employees Come To Your Defense.

The HR Capitalist

The Tigers dominated regional play, but lost to Michigan in the NCAA super regional round. Missouri has concluded its Title IX investigation into Earleywine with no finding that he violated federal non-discrimination statutes. It's every manager's worst nightmare. You did the right thing with some problematic employees, but then you got investigated/sued. Getting sued is a scarlet letter.

2016 77

Discrimination, Contracts, & Compliance, Oh My! #ELBC is Here!

Workology

The purple nurple was a topic of conversation in a federal appellate court earlier this month with a man’s alleged behavior in a nipple twist in the workplace. The federal court claimed that since there were no sexual advancements previously or after, the nipple twist claim was insufficient to determine it as any form of sexual discrimination. This week Blogging4Jobs has the pleasure of hosting the Employment Law Blog Carnival.

Five Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’ve reported this to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Louisiana Office of Human Rights, to protect my rights. However, when employees submit complaints to federal or state discrimination agencies employers usually limit what they offer in settlement to what they believe they may be directed to pay.

2011 116

The Hidden Jobs Report

Resume Bear

8.21.10 – Dow Kokam announced that it will use $161 million in stimulus money to develop an 80,000 square-foot battery manufacturing facility near its Midland, Michigan headquarters. million in federal stimulus money will enable it to double the size of its headquarters on the city’s northeast side.

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The Hidden Jobs Report | Resumebear Online Resume

Resume Bear

8.21.10 – Dow Kokam announced that it will use $161 million in stimulus money to develop an 80,000 square-foot battery manufacturing facility near its Midland, Michigan headquarters. million in federal stimulus money will enable it to double the size of its headquarters on the city’s northeast side.

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Non-Competes Can Hurt Your Hiring

Hiring Technical People

First, he looked at Michigan. I’d observe here that the last 25 years in Michigan have not been a good era to emulate.) Given the Federal Acquisition Regulations – the competition usually does not award a contract to the firm that produces the best product. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

2009 120

Groupon Lawsuit: Guess the FLSA Infraction.

HR Capitalist

His firm, Werman Law Office, won the largest wage-and-hour case in Illinois history two years ago, an $11 million settlement against Troy, Michigan-based staffing firm Kelly Services Inc. and therefore covered by federal labor laws. Workforce reported earlier this week that Groupon, the hot Chicago-based startup that basically defined the "daily deals" category, has been sued in "class action" style for unpaid overtime.

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Smoking in the Boys’ Room: You’re Fired!

Workology

ProMedica , which owns several hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, only hires employees who pass a pre-employment nicotine screen since it implemented the policy in January 2011. Smoking isn’t mentioned and there are no federal amendments pertaining to smoking. CAN SMOKING AFFECT MY EMPLOYMENT? The third Thursday in November is the American Cancer Society’s 37 th Great American Smokeout, an annual awareness event whereas smokers are challenged to spend 24 hours tobacco free.

2012 113

Student Loan Increase Is The Least Of Our Worries

Career Realism

Will it be Stanford or Michigan? Well, consider that the government makes money off federal loans and students who default. If you’re a recent high school graduate looking forward to college in the fall this year, you might be a bit troubled by the student loan increase that happened at the beginning of the month. July 1st saw the interest rates on student loans go from 3.4%

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The Hidden Job Report

Resume Bear

DuPont is creating 70 jobs at its Circleville, Ohio, plant with help from $50 million in federal tax credits. 600 New Jobs for Michigan. General Motors has announced its plan to invest $190 million in its assembly plant in Michigan. Total jobs in the report: 2,893 Jobs revealed ( 2,670 Jobs in U.S.A. / 223 International Jobs ). If a company announces that they are planning to hire hundreds of people, why wait for the roles to hit the want-ads?

2010 113

Companies hiring in August 2010

Resume Bear

provides the professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in today’s defense, intelligence, homeland security and federal civilian government arenas. ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Companies hiring in August 2010 06.

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Seven Short Q&A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Clinton Township, Michigan. Most State and Federal agencies have their own forms that they require you fill out when filing a complaint. Question 1: Can the clients of an independent contractor use the subcontractor that was used by the independent contractor after the subcontractor has ended the independent contactor/subcontractor relationship? . Chrystal. The Very Short Answer is “Yes.” With one possible exception: if they agreed (with anyone) that they would not do so.

2012 109

How to get jobsearch help from friends and family

Resume Bear

8 ) TARGETED COMPANIES: Turner Broadcasting, Time Warner, BET, TV-One, WXIA-TV, WATL-TV, WGCL-TV, WSB-TV, WAGA-TV, WUPA/CW-69, Tyler Perry Studios, GA Public Broadcasting, School Systems (APS, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb), Colleges/Universities, Federal Government, Non-Profits, etc… ( 9 ) WITH REGARD TO LOCATION – I desire to stay in the Atlanta area, but I am open to opportunities in the DMV (DC/MD/VA) area.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

There is no federal law protecting people from discrimination based on marital status. Port Huron, Michigan. Question 1: If my employer changed its name, is my non-compete void? I signed a covenant not to compete (sometimes called a “non-compete”) with my current employer. If the owner changed the legal name of the business, is the non-compete still valid? Wilmington, Delaware. The Short Answer is “Yes, it is still valid.”

2011 116

Companies hiring in August 2010 | Resumebear Online Resume

Resume Bear

provides the professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in today’s defense, intelligence, homeland security and federal civilian government arenas. ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Companies hiring in August 2010 06.

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my coworker is using the wrong title, I don’t want to tell my employer where I’ll be working next, and more

Ask a Manager

We are in Michigan, in case that makes a difference. this is highlighted all the time when the federal government closes for snow “except for essential workers.”). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker is using a more senior title than her real one. I have a coworker who has “senior manager” on her email signature line. She is NOT a senior manager and is only a manager.

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Unemployment Extension Update

Corn on the Job

I invested 22 years as an Engineering Manager with a non-union manufacturing plant in Michigan. Reply 8 Mark S October 29, 2009 at 4:44 pm I would like to see the continuation of the THE FEDERAL COBRA PREMIUM REDUCTION along with the extension of unemployment benefits. I called up Federal DOL and they got right on it, assigned an investigator, case # etc. , It really doesn’t make sense at all, and you can only hope that the federal DOL gets to the bottom of it quickly.

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Posted by priscilla on January 21, 2010 at 11:31 am | permalink | Reply I got a lot of federal aid to go to exactly the kind of institution you're putting down, and I wouldn't do it differently if I had the chance. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to manage a college education Posted to: College students January 21st, 2010 Del.icio.us

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Announcing another live video chat and something else. | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

But, exciting news about the wedding!! :) Posted by Sandy on March 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm | permalink | Reply According to Wikipedia (hopefully you have consulted a lawyer, obviously I am not one), there is no common-law marriage in Michigan, so if you are living there it is safe. It is a responsibility of all Americans who live under the protection of the US Federal Government to pay their share. Is this your first time here?

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interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

Ask A Manager

I lived in Michigan at the time and it was very difficult to find a job, so I didn’t want to gamble that I would lose my job because I called in sick. To not risk the chances of getting a professional federal job because I was afraid of being fired from a minimum wage job doesn’t seem worth risking my health in retrospect. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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