Cedar Springs, Michigan Employment Lawyers

Jesse Young
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Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(269) 321-2311 40 Pearl Street NW
5th Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
Western Michigan University
Jesse Young is an employment litigation attorney. As a member of Kreis Enderle’s Business and Employment Group, he represents individuals and businesses involved in serious employment disputes including but not limited to issues of severance negotiations, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing activity, employment contracts, terminations, and compliance.

In addition, Jesse also has extensive experience with – and is probably best known for – handling wage and hour disputes arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar state laws. In this regard, he has represented businesses and individuals nationwide dealing with the payment of minimum wages and/or overtime, classification of employees,...
Todd Knecht
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Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(616) 308-4716 PO Box 68292
Grand Rapids, MI 49516
Employment
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
EMPLOYMENT LAW. Over 35 years of experience in the field of complex employment litigation and employment law matters, including EEOC investigations, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment and discrimination claims, wage-hour violations, FMLA, ADA, defamation, breach of contract, retaliation, whistleblower and a variety of other employment-related claims.
SEVERANCE AGREEMENTS. We have successfully negotiated numerous severance agreements on behalf of employers as well as key employees in a variety of industries throughout West Michigan.
NONCOMPETE, NONSOLICITATION AGREEMENTS. We have extensive experience in the enforcement and/or defense of noncompete, nonsolicitation and other restrictive agreements.
TRADE SECRETS, CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. We also have significant expertise with preparing...
Christopher K. Cooke
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Traverse City, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 525-6386 300 E Front St
#445
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Chris Cooke has been a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan for 33 years. He began his career as an Assistant Prosecutor in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he tried over 100 misdemeanor jury trials and more than 60 felony jury trials. He later entered the private practice of law where he worked in the insurance defense field conducting numerous arson and fraud investigations. He also developed a strong subrogation practice and expanded his defense knowledge into the liability field.

In 1995, Mr. Cooke assisted in establishing the first Michigan litigation office for Citizens Insurance. He organized the property defense and subrogation...
Bradley Kurt Glazier
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Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
990 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment, Health Care and Personal Injury
A practicing lawyer for more than 30 years, Bradley Glazier has presented dozens of cases to judges, juries and arbitrators. He is a frequent speaker at employment litigation seminars. He has made presentations for the Council on Education in Management, the Michigan Association for Justice and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), to name a few. He has been a contributing author to Michigan Chamber of Commerce publications and the quarterly newsletter published by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Glazier has served as a faculty member for National Business Institute seminars...
Michael James TerBeek
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Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 459-7100 Calder Plaza Building, Suite 100
250 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
C. Christopher Newberg
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Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(855) 472-7463 678 Front Ave. NW, Suite 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationEmployment, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and Insurance Claims
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 831-1749 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 831-1773 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment and Health Care
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 742-3958 300 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 831-1715 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 831-1778 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Employment and Health Care
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 458-3622 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 831-1741 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment, Education and Municipal
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 831-1791 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment and Business
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 831-1780 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment and Immigration
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 235-2300 161 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment and Business
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 752-2181 111 Lyon St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
161 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Employment and Immigration
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 831-1716 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment and Workers' Comp
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Employment and Business
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 235-3500 161 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment, Health Care and Workers' Comp
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 458-7107 200 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Legal Malpractice
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 940-1911 4981 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Employment
Grand Rapids, Michigan Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 742-3979 300 Ottawa Avenue N.W.\nSuite 500
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN 49503
Employment and Business
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 831-1735 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment and Education
Grand Rapids, Michigan Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 742-3947 300 Ottawa Avenue N.W.\nSuite 500
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN 49503
Employment and Business
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 336-6628 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 459-1171 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 791-3006 2929 Walker Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Employment, IP and Workers' Comp
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 459-7100 Calder Plaza Building, Suite 100
250 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(616) 632-8000 900 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Attorney
(616) 456-5457 40 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Employment and Criminal
Grand Rapids, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(616) 336-6000 333 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Employment
Grand Rapids, Michigan Employment Law Attorney
(616) 742-3978 300 Ottawa Avenue N.W.\nSuite 500
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN 49503
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.