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  • Judge Kavanaugh Nominated to Supreme Court

    Republican D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who once served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, has now been named by President Donald Trump to succeed Justice Kennedy.  President Trump praised Judge Kavanaugh during Monday’s announcement at the White House and said, “there is no one in America more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving.”

    A look at Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial record in labor and employment cases while on the D.C.

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  • Current FMLA Forms Expire July 31

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms are set to expire July 31 under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires the Department of Labor (DOL) to submit its forms at least every three years to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ensure processes aren’t too bureaucratic.  The FMLA forms are used to certify that an employee is eligible to take FMLA leave and to notify him or her of leave rights under the law.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Declares Class Action Arbitration Waivers Enforceable

    In a 5-4 decision on May 21, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that arbitration agreements providing for individualized proceeding are enforceable and do not violate either the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) or the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).
    In Epic v. Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U.S.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Holds Service Advisors are Exempt from the FLSA Overtime-Pay Requirement

    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must pay overtime to covered employees who work more than 40 hours in a week.    The law, however, exempts many categories of employees, among whom are employees at car dealerships.  Congress narrowed the exemption to cover sales and parts employees, and mechanics primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles and other vehicles.  For years, the law was understood to exempt service advisors.

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  • Bugbee & Conkle Celebrates Esteemed Career of Tybo Alan Wilhelms

    Tybo Alan Wilhelms has retired from his law practice at Bugbee & Conkle as of June 1, 2018. Please enjoy our photo album/slideshow from our office celebration of his esteemed career with our firm.
    Mr. Wilhelms is a proud Michigan State University alumni and Spartan fan. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo Law School in 1976 and has defended employers in state, federal and appeals courts with Bugbee & Conkle continuously since then.

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