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Practice Areas

Our attorneys have extensive experience in the following areas:

ADA / Michigan Persons with Disabilities Act Matters

  • Charges Before the EEOC/MDCR/DOL
  • Litigation in State and Federal Courts
  • Policy Development, Reviews & Administration

 

Discrimination / Harassment

  • Charges Before the EEOC/MDCR
  • Federal Contract Compliance Audits
  • Litigation in State and Federal Courts
  • Retaliation
  • Reverse Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Racial, Ethnic and Other Harassment

 

Drug and Alcohol Testing

  • Discharge Planning
  • DOT Regulations
  • Drafting Drug Testing Policies
  • Last Chance Agreements
  • Policy Administration

 

Employment Litigation

  • Commission Claims
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Tortious Interference with Contract
  • Whistleblower Cases/Public Policy Discharge Cases
  • Wrongful Discharge/Breach of Contract
  • Intentional Torts

 

Family and Medical Leave Act

  • Compliance Administration
  • Termination Planning
  • Flowchart Training (“FMLAFLOWCHART.COM”)

 

Fair Housing Law

  • Discrimination Claims
  • Human Rights Ordinances

 

Labor Law

  • Bargaining and Negotiations
  • Construction Picketing-Dual Gate Problems
  • Contract Administration
  • De-authorization, De-certification and Contract Terminations
  • Grievance Arbitration
  • Organizing Drives & Union Elections
  • Secondary Boycotts
  • Plant Closings (“WARN”)
  • Strikes
  • Unfair Labor Practice Complaints and Trials
  • Union Discrimination

 

Lawsuits and Counter-Claims Against Employees

  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Business Torts
  • Conspiracy
  • Conversion Lawsuits to Recover Company Property
  • Corporate Defamation
  • Recovery of Unearned Compensation

 

Litigation Avoidance

  • At-Will Disclaimers
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employment Applications
  • Employment Contracts
  • Discharge Planning
  • Job Descriptions
  • Personnel File Issues
  • Policy Revisions
  • Severance Packages and Releases
  • Supervisor Training
  • Investigations

 

OSHA / MIOSHA Matters

  • Retaliation Cases
  • Safety Violations

 

Protection of Customer and Trade Secrets

  • Analyzing Competitor’s Restrictive Covenants
  • Drafting Restrictive Covenants
  • Injunction Proceedings and Damage Lawsuits
  • Lawsuits Against Competitors Misappropriating Secrets

 

Wage-Hour Matters

  • Complaints Before the U.S. and Michigan Departments of Labor
  • Minimum Wage Issues
  • Overtime Claims
  • Retaliation Claims

 

Workplace Violence

  • Crisis Management
  • Discharge Planning
  • Investigations
  • Policy Development, Review & Administration
  • Threat Assessment

 

Miscellaneous

  • COBRA
  • Davis-Bacon Claims
  • Declaratory Judgment actions
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes