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Nemeth Law discusses timely labor and employment topics in third quarter 2019

What are the hot topics employers are concerned about in the workplace? Terry Bonnette, a partner at Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., presented on some relevant labor and employment matters during the third quarter of 2019.

On August 15, Bonnette spoke at the American Society of Employers’ (ASE) 8th Annual Employment Law Conference in Livonia about When Employee Rights Collide: LGBT Rights Under the Law.

Bonnette presented on Federal and State Leave Laws at the Hylant Group Seminar in Southfield on September 26.  He also spoke on the topic of Recreational Marijuana–What Employers Can Do to Maintain a Drug Free Workplace at the seminar.

In addition, Bonnette was interviewed by WWJ Newsradio 950 reporter Brooke Allen about “Lying in the Workplace.” He discussed a recent study showing the correlation between job satisfaction and the number of lies employees might tell their employers—demonstrating a need for the two sides to work together to foster trust and empathy in the workplace environment, Bonnette maintained. The segment aired multiple times on August 14 and August 15.

Republicans propose undoing some Whitmer budget vetoes

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control Michigan’s Legislature are proposing to reverse some budget vetoes that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued last week.

Supplemental spending bills introduced in the Senate on Tuesday would fund scholarships for students who attend in-state private colleges and a per-student funding increase for charter schools.

Republicans also want to make payments to local governments that can’t tax state-owned land, fund a summer program for third-graders lagging in reading and ensure that about 120 sheriff’s deputies keep patrolling county and local roads.

A spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey says lawmakers are preparing for potential budget-related action and nothing has been decided pending talks with Whitmer. Legislative leaders and Whitmer plan to meet Thursday.

She vetoed nearly $1 billion in proposed spending after budget discussions broke down.


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