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Supreme Court sustains legal option for falsely accused jobless claimants

Date Posted: April 19 2019

LANSING - The number of people who could sue the State of Michigan after being falsely accused of unemployment insurance fraud could be greatly expanded after a state Supreme Court...

Trades succeeding at EMU Success Center

Date Posted: April 19 2019

YPSILANTI - It looks like the new Student-Athlete Performance and Success Center on the campus of Eastern Michigan University will offer a pretty good vantage point to watch football at...

Union contracts supercede medical/sick leave, comp time laws

Date Posted: April 19 2019

Michigan's new Paid Medical Leave Act and Workforce Opportunity Wage Act will help tens of thousands of workers in the state enjoy more time off and higher wages. But the...

U.S. construction moves past rough patch

Date Posted: April 19 2019

The rough start to 2019 construction employment became a bit smoother in March. Employment in the U.S. construction industry rose by 16,000 jobs in March, rebounding somewhat from a decline...

ABC training remains consistent: They've been a constant failure

Date Posted: April 5 2019

LANSING - The Associated Builders and Contractors-Michigan - the anti-union construction group which backed last year's effort to repeal the state's prevailing wage law - is certainly better at lobbying...

EMU's Sill Hall ready for a reno

Date Posted: April 5 2019

YPSILANTI - The space inside Sill Hall on the campus of Eastern Michigan University is currently a shelled-out, blank slate as it awaits a modern makeover.  The building has been...

News Briefs

Date Posted: April 5 2019

Michigan still vexed by low wage levels Michigan's jobless rate (4.6 percent) is nearly at its lowest since 2000, but the percentage of households that "could not afford basic needs...

Old Man Winter puts kibosh on U.S. construction

Date Posted: April 5 2019

The brutal winter weather brought a beat-down to construction employment in Michigan, and it wasn't kind to much of the rest of the nation, either. In a single month, from...

Proposed overtime pay rule has Chamber's fingerprints all over it

Date Posted: April 5 2019

By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer WASHINGTON (PAI) – President Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s new overtime pay rule follows – to the letter – the recommendations of the U.S....

'We are going to build the tunnel' Maybe not Whitmer, Nessel slam brakes on Line 5 tunnel

Date Posted: April 5 2019

LANSING - A 4.5-mile long utility tunnel under the Mackinac Straits to encapsulate the Line 5 petroleum pipeline will be constructed, said an Enbridge Energy Co. spokesman last month. No...

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