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 routinely counsel clients on the most challenging and ever changing issues arising in the modern workplace: ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, EEOC, and covenants not to compete.

Category: Client Bulletins
Recent Decisions Concerning Depression, ADA and FMLA
April 11, 2017

Problem: Many employers are confused as to how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) apply when it comes to an employee’s absence or requests for leave due to depression.

Medical Marijuana HR Audit
April 10, 2017
Michigan Medical Marijuana Act Does Not Override Employment Policies

Problem: Human resources issues become more complex every day with new and ever changing federal and state employment regulations.

Discrimination Punitive Damages
April 9, 2017
Your Company's Good Faith Efforts to Comply With Anti-Discrimination Laws Can Bar Punitive Damage Awards

Punitive damages, or exemplary damages, are those that a judge or jury can award over and above compensatory damages, like lost wages, to punish a losing party’s willful or malicious misconduct.

Emails Not Privileged
April 8, 2017

Problem: E-Mails to Lawyer May Not be Privileged Because Of Employer Policy

A New York judge recently ruled that a hospital’s e-mail policy means messages sent by a physician to his lawyers are not protected by attorney-client privilege.

New Year, New Labor Laws
April 7, 2017

Over 30 states had changes in 2013 and many states have pending labor law changes for 2014 that require new labor law postings.  Make sure you have the required labor law posters.

Alternative Billing Arrangements for Legal Fees
April 4, 2017
Save on Legal Fees through Alternative Billing Arrangements

The Illinois Bar Journal recently reported that alternative billing arrangements for legal fees (other than by the hour) are coming to Main Street America.