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Defines what constitutes a personnel record; establishes right of employees to periodically review his/her personnel file; provides right to “rebut” certain information in the personnel file; provides right to notice when employer releases discipline information to a third party.
Bullard-Plawecki Employee Right-to-Know Act of 1979
These laws establish the Michigan Employment Relations Commission; established the right of public employees to organize and collectively bargain over wages, benefits and terms and conditions of employment; prohibit unfair labor practices; and prohibit strikes by public employees.
Michigan PUblic Employment Relations Act of 1947 (PERA) and Labor Relations and Mediation Act of 1939 (LRMA)
Establishes a right to leave without pay and without loss of employer-paid insurance for up to 12 weeks for employees who have been employed at least one year and who have worked at least 1250 hours during the previous year.
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)
Public records must be disclosed if properly requested. Includes personnel records of school employees, as well as any writing prepared, owned, used and in the possession of, or retained by a public body in the performance of an official function.
Michigan Freedom of Information Act
Public employees are entitled to “due process” when a proposed action will deprive them of “property” interest or “liberty” interest in continued employment. Property interest refers to legitimate claim of entitlement to employment (i.e., tenure, employment contract). Due Process = the opportunity to be heard at a meaningful time and in a meaningful manner.
Procedural Due Process Under the 14th Amendment
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion or national origin. Includes the duty to provide a work atmosphere free of sexual harassment.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Prohibits wage discrimination on the basis of sex, where the work requires substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility and is performed under similar working conditions.
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Originally passed to promote the good order of school systems, while preventing removal of capable and experienced teachers at the personal whims of changing office holders. Covers teachers holding a Michigan teaching certificate “valid for the position to which he/she is assigned” who are employed for a full school year by a board of education.
Michigan Teachers' Tenure Act
Public entities with 15 or more employees are covered. Protects applicants and employees who are otherwise qualified for a position, have a disability, and are able to perform the “essential functions” of the job with or without accommodation. “Disability” is further defined as including a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, or having a record of such a disability, or who are perceived as having such a disability.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991
Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of age of individuals 40 years of age or older. Forbids discrimination on the basis of age in employee benefit plans and establishes requirements that must be included in a release for it to be considered a valid waiver of these rights.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 & Older