FROM THE BLOG
  • Working off the Clock – Alro Steel FLSA Overtime Pay Lawsuit May 30, 2022

    Federal Court Orders Notice to Alro Steel Employees in Nationwide Overtime Lawsuit [UPDATE 8/15/2022]

    Blanchard & Walker sent the court approved notice to 2500+ Alro Steel employees who may have a right to seek recover for off-the-clock uncompensated time at Alro Steel facilities throughout the country. Federal District Court Judge Murphy for the Eastern District of Michigan, granted conditional certification and ordered notice of FLSA rights to opt-in for current and former warehouse employees of Alro Steel Corporation.

    UPDATE 8/15/2022:  The opt-in notice period has now closed. Nearly 400 current and former Alro warehouse employees choosing to participate.  We look forward to fighting to recover the unpaid overtime for all those who opted in.  For case updates, please follow our facebook page.

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  • The End of Forced Arbitration for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment March 8, 2022

    On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Act. This law is one significant step forward in the fight to end arbitration contracts that deny access to the Courts for violations of fundamental workplace rights.

    For far too long, countless survivors, workers, and consumers have been silenced by forced arbitration. (more…)

  • MICHIGAN UNEMPLOYMENT OVERPAYMENT WAIVERS? FAQ’s: WHAT WE KNOW (AND WHAT WE DON’T) February 11, 2022

    News Update: Promised Waivers fall short.  According to recent reporting, the waiver program was much smaller than promised.  Although waivers for 55,000 more claimants is a good step forward, it fell short of the 382,000 promised and as of May 12, 2022 there is still no explanation about when or if more will be coming.

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