Employment and Labor

We represent employees and employers in all facets and at all stages of employment and labor relations: from hiring through firing, and everything that can happen in between. Our lawyers specialize in counseling clients on the most challenging and ever changing issues arising in the modern workplace: ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, EEOC, and covenants not to compete.

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The Fine Art of Firing
April 17, 2017

Shouting “You’re fired!” and sticking a finger in the face of your soon-to-be former employee is no way to conduct business.  No business should ever imitate the style of a tight fisted, tantrum throwing tycoon who won’t even buy a decent toupee. 

Northwest Michigan Business News
April 16, 2017
Creating and Enforcing Non-Competes

If you are a business owner that has invested resources in hiring and training your employees, or given them access to valuable proprietary information during their employment, then you should take some steps to protect that investment.

Northwest Michigan Business News
April 15, 2017
Conducting Effective Employee Investigations

Whether you’re conducting an employee investigation into sexual harassment, embezzlement or any other kind of improper conduct occurring with employees during work hours or on work property, there are four key elements to an effective investigation. 

Northwest Michigan Business News
April 14, 2017
PROTECTING YOUR TRADE SECRETS, Part 1

No sensible businessperson would leave money lying around the office or keys to the company car in the ignition. But sometimes the most important assets of a company, its “trade secrets,” are left completely unprotected.

Northwest Michigan Business News
April 13, 2017
PROTECTING YOUR TRADE SECRETS, Part 2

Imagine one of your employees leaves for the competition or starts their own competing business with your market strategies or ideas for new products.

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