FROM THE BLOG
  • Delivery Driver Class Action Lawsuits at Blanchard & Walker November 2, 2021

    Many companies require workers to use their own cars for work, yet fail to reimburse their drivers adequately for the use of the car.  Here’s what you don’t know about Pizza delivery drivers.  Delivery drivers end up putting thousands of miles of wear-and-tear on their cars, paying for gas and repairs — before they realize the true cost of delivery driver work.  (more…)

  • Should I be Getting Overtime Pay If I am Paid on Commissions? October 4, 2021

    There is an “Commission Sales” overtime exemption under Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 USC Section 207(i)… but are those payments really “commissions”?

    Under Section 207(i) commission sales employees are exempt from overtime requirements, but only if:

    1. the regular rate of pay of such employee is in excess of one and one-half times the federal minimum hourly rate (1.5 x 7.25/hr) , and
    2. more than half their compensation for a representative period (not less than one month) represents commissions on goods or services.  29 U.S.C. 207(i).

    There are plenty of people that work under phony “commission plans” who actually should receive overtime pay at time and a half for their hours over 40.  (more…)

  • Public, Private Employers Roll Out Workplace Vaccination Requirements for In-Person Work August 2, 2021

    As Michigan employers prepare for a return to in-person work, Michigan’s Universities are leading the way on vaccination policies. On July 30, 2021, Both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan rolled out mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies for all employees (and students) returning to campus this fall.  Many hospitals and health-care settings have already announced similar policies.  With proper exemptions in place, mandatory vaccination policies (more…)