Gregory L. Ulrich’s Answers

Gregory L. Ulrich

Detroit Business Attorney.

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  1. I was offered a job and the offer was rescinded after a background check.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Gregory L. Ulrich
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2 lawyer answers

    Once the employer has received the information that you were in fact convicted, the consequence is the same as if you had lied about it. You might re-apply with an explanation, but the employer is not required to re-offer a job. After the conviction is expunged under one of the methods permitted under Michigan law, it is not reported by Michigan State Police Central Records. Also, a new Michigan law: 2011 PA 64 was just enacted that allows for more liberal treatment of expungements. If the...

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  2. Must employers always post job openings?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Gregory L. Ulrich
    2. Michael S. Haber
    2 lawyer answers

    In Michigan, which is an "at-will" employment state, generally an employer is not restricted in the manner of seeking new hires, as long as the Michigan Civil Rights Act and other employment laws are followed. However, in public sector employment, civil service, union employment, federal employment, or with certain government contractors, there may be a "bargained for" or contract provision that requires internal posting and consideration for new positions. In a particular situation, if...

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  3. I was fired and my employer has sent me a letter accepting my resignation. Does this mean they are trying to say I resigned?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory L. Ulrich
    2. James T. Weiner
    3. James M. Osak
    3 lawyer answers

    See an employment lawyer soon. All employment matters are fact sensitive. Whether the letter was a HR "form" letter, by mistake, or actually drafted to characterize your departure as a resignation, you need to correct the record. Otherwise, unemployment benefits may be denied, if you seek them. If you were on a commission, that too should be reviewed. If the idea of a resignation is part of a severance offer, that should also be discussed. In Michigan, the presumption is "at will...

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  4. Do I have to forfeit my earnest money deposit because mortgage lender is slow meeting closing date and admits it's not my fault.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rodney A. Hampton
    2. Gregory L. Ulrich
    3. James P. Frederick
    3 lawyer answers

    Underlying this is whether the real estate agent (broker) is seeking to gain some of the deposit, if language in the Purchase Agreement or Listing Agreement provides that the forfeiture of a deposit is partially payable to the real estate broker. Within Bank of America are different divisions or offices (in different states), who may not communicate with each other...between the lending office, and the foreclosure/property disposition department. Repair issues are a concern to the BofA...

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  5. Leaving an Employment Contract Early in Michigan

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Gregory L. Ulrich
    2. Michael S. Haber
    2 lawyer answers

    There are some geographic limits to be considered, but beyond that, without a written agreement about the "penalty", you have no protection. However, might a a three month "non-compete", until March 2012 simply coincide with a new job in the same profession. The contract needs to be read by an attorney and evaluated, along with other employment paperwork. Sometimes movement among jobs in certain "professions" cannot be limited by non-competes.

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  6. Can m former employer sue me for taking my clients with me to start a business?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James M. Osak
    2. Gregory L. Ulrich
    3. Darrel S Jackson
    3 lawyer answers

    The complaint and and a discussion of the situation with an attorney is key. There is a limited time to file an Answer with the Court, and follow other procedural requirements to preserve your rights. Clients who came to the salon while you were an employee may be argued to have come from the marketing efforts of the business, but business developed by you before may be something you can protect. Your situation needs to be reviewed quickly, if you had your own customers.

  7. Can i sue my employer for false information to the state of michigan?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory L. Ulrich
    2. Herbert J Tan
    2 lawyer answers

    Your situation requires more discussion of the facts. Employment cases require investigation to save time and determine the best approach. Consulting a Michigan attorney is the best option to look at what needs to be done in responding to the attempt to recover benefits, what defenses you have, and what other laws may related to what happened to you in 2010. In the meantime, check the the Michigan government web site: http://michigan.gov/uia for Unemployment Benefits information.

  8. Squatter rights

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Gregory L. Ulrich
    1 lawyer answer

    In Michigan, there is the idea of "adverse possession", which must be without the permission or consent of the title owner, and for 15 years of continuous possession. If your parents are the owners, they certainly allowed you to live there for the 31 years. If they still own the property...holding title, you must deal with them. "Squatters rights" is sometimes thought to be adverse possession; however, it does not exist where the true owner permits the use of real property. It's where you...