Hillman, Michigan Employment Lawyers

Raymond Gregory
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Gaylord, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(989) 705-8874 685 East M-32, Suite 211
Gaylord, MI 49735
Employment, Business, Divorce and Family
Over the past 29 years, Ray Gregory has represented thousands of clients in family, employment, business, contract, criminal, and probate litigation in state and federal courts.
Alpena, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(816) 788-7022 1391 Covington Lane
Alpena, MI 49707
Employment
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Anders Gillis
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Traverse City, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(231) 486-4507 901 South Garfield
Suite 200
Traverse City, MI 49686
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Michigan State University
An employment law attorney in Traverse City, Michigan, Anders focuses on providing high quality legal services to clients in both the public and private sector. With experience in Federal and State court, Anders enjoys the challenge of helping employers and employees work through some their most challenging circumstances. Anders has represented employers and employees with wage and overtime disputes, discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims and whistleblower claims. He also conducts employment law investigations on behalf of employers. Anders welcomes the opportunity to counsel and represent individuals and businesses regarding their employment law concerns.
Nicholas Roumel
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Traverse City, MI Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(888) 312-7173 415 Cass Street
Suite 2C
Traverse City, MI 49684
Employment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Education
Wayne State University Law School
Nicholas Roumel is a trial lawyer with over 30 years' experience. He has an excellent record in jury and bench trials, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and appeals. His primary areas of practice are:

Employment and Civil Rights Law - Counsel and litigation in all areas of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, First Amendment, due process and wrongful discharge; contract review; non-competes; and severance packages. Nick is the chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section.

Labor Law - As a former union local president, Nick is well suited to provide representation to unions and their members in arbitration, unfair labor practice...
John Di Giacomo
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Traverse City, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(231) 714-0100 227 Lake Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684
Employment, Business, Communications and IP
Michigan State University
John Di Giacomo is an experienced business, intellectual property, litigation, and Internet lawyer practicing in the areas of copyright, trademark, domain name disputes, e-money, e-payment systems, contracts, defamation, Internet law, Communications Decency Act §230 immunity issues, international commercial law, cybersquatting and domain name disputes, video game law, adult industry law, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), E-Sign Act, shrinkwrap, browsewrap, and clickwrap issues, computer tort claims (e.g. trespass to chattels for unauthorized entry & spamming), and other intellectual property or business law related areas. John has litigated intellectual property, business, and commercial disputes in state and federal courts across...
James R. Austin
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Alden, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(248) 909-4752 6880 Thayer Lake Dr.
Alden, MI 49612
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
University of Detroit Mercy
For nearly 20 years Jim Austin has been providing quality legal services, counseling and care to individual and business clients throughout Southeast Michigan with business, general civil, domestic and traffic matters. Jim practices regularly in Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, and Macomb County Circuit Courts. He has just opened a satellite office in Alden, Michigan to serve clients in Antrim, Grand Traverse, Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. He has argued cases before the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has represented truckers and trucking companies on traffic matters in District Courts throughout...
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...
Cadillac, MI Employment Law Attorney
(231) 775-1391 120 W Harris St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Employment, Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Bay City, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(989) 893-3518 916 Washington Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Cadillac, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(231) 775-7725 107 N Mitchell
Cadillac, MI 49601
Employment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Midland, MI Employment Law Lawyer
(989) 839-0300 6024 Eastman Ave
Midland, MI 48640
Employment, Business, Environmental and Personal Injury
Petoskey, MI Employment Law Attorney
(231) 348-6420 303 Howard St
Petoskey, MI 49770
Employment, Products Liability and Real Estate
Traverse City, MI Employment Law Attorney
(231) 941-0054 1021 Webster St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Employment
Richard T. Herman Esq
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Dearborn, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(313) 681-5775 7301 Schaefer Rd.
Suite 101
Dearborn, MI 48126
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
Case Western Reserve University
For all you immigration law needs, call Richard today at 1-800-808-4013. Richard and his team are happy to help! The Herman Legal Group is the "Law Firm for Immigrants." Founded by nationally-known immigration lawyer Richard Herman in 1995, the Herman Legal Group provides skilled and cost-effective immigration counsel to businesses, families and individuals. Along with attorneys Charmaine Rozario, Vania Stefanova, Frank Krajenke, Luis Villarroel, Erin James, Kamal Dari, and Of-Counsel lawyers Dinh Tran, Gil Manzano, Karmen Waters and Ronen Kurzfled. We speak over 12 languages. We are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, including...
Robert S. Iwrey Esq.
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(248) 996-8510 32000 Northwestern Hwy
#240
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Farmington Hills, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
Employment, Administrative and Health Care
Wayne State University Law School
ROBERT S. IWREY is a founding partner of The Health Law Partners, P.C. He graduated with High Distinction from the University of Michigan in 1988. While at the University of Michigan, he was an Executive Member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society and was a member of the Golden Key National Honor society. In 1993, Mr. Iwrey earned his J.D. at Wayne State University Law School, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Legal Writing and was an award-winning member of Moot Court. Mr. Iwrey has been a practicing litigator since 1993. In addition, he...
Alari K. Adams
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Detroit, MI Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(313) 702-2222 615 Griswold
Suite 714
Detroit, MI 48226
Employment, Business and IP
Wayne State University Law School
Alari K. Adams is the principal attorney and founder of A|Squared Legal Group. She has developed a comprehensive background in matters relating to business and labor and employment law and is currently recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyers - Rising Star.

Alari's diverse experience has given her the capacity to represent a wide array of clientele, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, public entities, and individuals. She has assisted these clients with issues pertaining to labor and employment law, business transactions and litigation, intellectual property, and outside general counsel. Alari draws upon these diverse experiences to effectively counsel her...
Matthew Turner
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Southfield, MI Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(248) 746-4039 1 Towne Square
Ste 1700
Southfield, MI 48076
Employment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Detroit College of Law
Matthew Turner is a senior shareholder with Sommers Schwartz, and focuses his practice on medical malpractice, legal malpractice, ERISA, and class action matters.

Fighting for and protecting the rights of his clients is the most important part of Matt’s profession. During law school, he was a law clerk for Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Richard Kuhn, and after graduation, he joined his family’s law firm where he litigated a broad range of matters involving business disputes, employment discrimination, dental malpractice, auto accident, slip and fall, and significant cases of death and catastrophic loss.

Matt has appeared before the United States Supreme Court,...
David A. Nacht
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Birmingham, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 312-7173 401 South Old Woodward Avenue
Suite 460
Birmingham, MI 48009
Employment, Criminal, Health Care and IP
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
David Nacht has tried over 2 dozen cases with his most recent victory in the spring of 2013 in federal court. His last civil jury award was in June 2012 in Muskegon County, Michigan in the case of Crosby v. Michigan Department of Corrections where he obtained a judgment of $390,000.

Mr. Nacht, the firm founder, holds degrees from Harvard College ('87) and The University of Michigan Law School ('92), where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Mr. Nacht is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for lawyers by lawyers, has been named a "Million Dollar...
Marlo Bruch
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Kalamazoo, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(269) 312-8169 5955 West Main Suite 224-255
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Free ConsultationEmployment, Elder, Family and Social Security Disability
Michigan State University
Ms. Bruch has extensive expertise and great success in Plaintiff Employment Law employee issues such as: non-compete agreements and severance packages, contracts, torts, constitutional claims, The Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission representation; Discrimination for color, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion and sexual orientation; harassment for color, national origin, race; sexual harassment including but not limited to adverse action and termination and retaliation; Michigan Department of Civil Rights representation; Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency representation and Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act; questions relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act,...
Scot C. Putzig
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Saginaw, MI Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(989) 799-5000 5195 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI 48604
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame
Giving legal counsel and advice is a difficult practice, governed by a web of intersecting federal and state legislation and subject to constant change. Whether you are looking at legal compliance, negotiating a contract or real estate deal, or having to fight an unreasonable claim or lawsuit, you have to balance legal rights and obligations with the knowledge that business and life must go on. That is why I consider every client my most important client and give clients easy access, fast response times, brief, practical, and easy to understand legal advice, and point out and help clients...
Adam M Taub
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Ann Arbor, MI Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(888) 312-7173 101 North Main Street
Suite 555
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Employment, Civil Rights, Education and Health Care
University of Connecticut School of Law
Adam M. Taub is a graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Connecticut School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Adam joined NachtLaw in January 2018 after working at Miller Cohen P.L.C. for over three years as an Associate Attorney. He has represented numerous individuals and labor unions against employers in federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies, including EEOC, OSHA, NLRB, and MERC. He primarily focuses on labor and employment law.

While in law school, Adam served as a member of the Connecticut Law Review. He also received...
Elizabeth Kamm Abdnour
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Lansing, MI Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(517) 292-0067 PO Box 27638
Lansing, MI 48909
Employment, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Education
New York University School of Law
Elizabeth K. Abdnour, Esq., PLLC, is a law firm located in Lansing, Michigan, dedicated to protecting the civil rights of students, staff, and faculty at K-12 and higher education institutions. The firm's principal is Liz Abdnour, an attorney and advocate committed to justice, equity, and fairness for all people. Liz has significant experience both as a lawyer and as a civil rights and Title IX investigator and trainer, and is committed to a creative, empathetic, just, and client-centered approach to her work.

The firm provides legal representation to individual clients, as well as independent investigative services, consultation, and training...
Rabih Hamawi
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Southfield, MI Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(248) 905-1133 2000 Town Center, Suite 1900
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Western Michigan University
Mr. Hamawi focuses his practice on representing policyholders in property-damage disputes with insurers and in errors-and-omissions cases against insurance agents. He holds licenses in Property, Casualty, Life, Accident, and Health insurance. He is a Licensed multiple lines Property and Casualty, Life, Accident, and Health Insurance Counselor (LIC). He earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®), Certified Insurance Consultant (CIC), and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations.
Matt William Zeigler
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Troy, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(248) 643-9530 3001 W Big Beaver Rd, #408
Troy, MI 48084
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Since 1976, Zeigler Townley P.C. has handled a wide variety of challenging and complex business and personal matters both in and out of Court. As a Vietnam Veteran, Matt has a very long view of all business litigation, employment and transactional matters, knowing what matters, and what does not.
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,...
David Michael Blanchard
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Ann Arbor, MI Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(734) 929-4313 221 N Main St.
Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Employment, Civil Rights and Criminal
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Focus: Helping people get back to work, stay at work, fighting wage theft and preventing retaliation and wrongful termination. Blowing the whistle on Medicare fraud and other taxpayer fraud. Legal advice; counseling; trial lawyer. David Blanchard’s job is to take the case to court and fight for the civil rights of human people. David Blanchard is a respected trial lawyer with a reputation for fighting injustices regularly heaped upon honest hard-working individuals and small business owners. He is recognized for his aggressive, goal-oriented advocacy and advice. David Blanchard received his B.A. in political science and a J.D. cum laude from...
Dean Elliott
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Royal Oak, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(248) 251-0001 201 East Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
University of Detroit Mercy
Co-Counsel on the largest police misconduct verdict in Michigan history and the largest verdict in Michigan this year! On November 3, 2016, a jury in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan returned a $36,600,000 against Genesee County Deputies for using excessive force against a man arrested for drunken driving. Click the link below for details. This is one of many seven figure verdicts and settlements that I have obtained for my clients in civil rights and personal injury cases. http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/11/06/jury-awards-36m-verdict-genesee-county-police-brutality-case/93287248/ In addition to civil...
Louis C. Szura
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Southfield, MI Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(248) 716-3600 29777 Telegraph Road
Suite 2475
Southfield, MI 48034
Employment, Business, Family and Health Care
Cornell Law School and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Louis C. Szura practices in the area of health care law and business litigation. Mr. Szura focuses on advising and representing health care providers from all areas on the formation and operations of their businesses and in various types of litigation. He has experience with practice formation; contract negotiations; employment disputes; management contracts; noncompete agreements; insurance and network provider disputes; HIPAA; Stark; AKS; and other compliance and license issues. Mr. Szura has also represented numerous whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act, Michigan Medicaid Act, and other similar statutes. He is an active council member of the State Bar of...
Julie Gafkay
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Frankenmuth, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(877) 524-4529 175 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Julie A. Gafkay graduated from Michigan State University in 1992 with a dual major in criminal justice and political theory. She graduated from Whittier Law School in 1995 with honors. Her first position was in Flint, Michigan focusing on civil rights and employment discrimination. In 2003, Attorney Gafkay opened her own statewide practice in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The practice's attorneys provide a general practice to the local area providing legal services in Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Planning, contract review, landlord/tenant issues, real estate, employment issues and other general practice areas. Attorney Gafkay has...
Tad Roumayah
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Southfield, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(248) 415-3210 1 Towne Square
Ste 1700
Southfield, MI 48076
Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Tad Roumayah focuses his practice primarily on employment litigation, representing employees who have encountered discrimination and retaliation, including violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, wrongful discharge, whistleblower protection claims, wage and hour violations and other employment issues and disputes. Additionally, he represents people and businesses involved in contract disputes and business torts, and advises companies on their human resource policies, procedures, and other employment-related matters.

Tad has been successful in litigating employment cases in both state and federal court. That said, he also appreciates that...
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...
Eric Albert Parzianello
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Plymouth, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(313) 672-7300 801 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
University of Detroit Mercy
My practice is concentrated in representing employers and entrepreneurs in all aspects of employment and business law including severance, termination issues, non-compete disputes and in issues involving the protection of proprietary information.

I also represents employers in Fair Labor Standards Act disputes, including those with the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. I represent clients in complex commercial litigation regarding these issues at both the trial and appellate levels. A significant portion of my litigation experience has been in business breakups, corporate and partnership dissolutions, securities and shareholder disputes, and related valuation issues. My business litigation experience allows me to...
Cristine Wasserman Rathe
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Flint, MI Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(810) 767-6100 611 W Flint St
Flint, MI 48503
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Wayne State University Law School
Growing up in Genesee County during the 1980's and 1990's really shaped my desire to work for the middle class and blue color sections of society for it was these sections that I most frequently saw receiving unfair treatment. As far back as a Freshman in high school, I remember being forced to play on substantially inferior softball fields, with uniforms that were riddled with holes, while the male students had new uniforms, pristine fields and the most up to date equipment. This unfair and illegal disparity in treatment between the genders has carried on into my adult...
Joseph Marc Vezina
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Lake Orion, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(248) 558-2701 18 S Broadway St
#200
Lake Orion, MI 48362
Employment, Business, Education and Health Care
Robert L. Reilman
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Kalamazoo, MI Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(269) 216-9164 137 N. Park, Suite 101A
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am an attorney located in Kalamazoo Michigan. I practice in employment and labor law for employee clients. I also do general practice, family law, and constitutional law. At the moment, I am generally free to take consultations and new clients. I offer affordable hourly rates and low contigency fee percentages.
Brian P. McMahon
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Saint Joseph, MI Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(269) 408-8457 308 Main Street
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
For more than 24 years Brian has been handling most any manner of legal challenge his client's business is likely to encounter as it grows and weathers the storms that will come. This includes forming the business/entity, buying and selling an on-going business, buying and selling commercial real estate, human resource issues, contracts, leases, and representing businesses before the Michigan Talent Agency (i.e. unemployment agency), Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan Department of Licensing, and Regulation, the Internal Revenue Service and many others. Brian is especially experienced in handling shareholder or member litigation, matters involving the Michigan liquor control...
Jennifer Salvatore
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Northville, MI Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(248) 679-8711 105 E. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Jennifer Salvatore is a partner at Salvatore Prescott, PLLC and an AV-rated lawyer, which is the highest Martindale Hubble peer review ranking for ethics and legal ability. She practices in the areas of employment, civil rights, and business litigation and represents a wide range of individuals in difficult employment transitions, including executives and other professionals in employment and contract disputes. Jennifer has a particular interest in sex discrimination cases, and has handled many high profile matters involving sex harassment and other gender issues. She also has a busy practice representing students, including in Title IX litigation and internal...
Ana Maria Meizys
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Lake Orion, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Lake Orion, MI 48362
Employment, Business, Family and Health Care
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Joey Scott Niskar
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Farmington Hills, MI Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(248) 702-6262 28470 13 Mile Rd., Ste. 350
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Employment and Civil Rights
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Michigan State University
Handling employment and civil rights cases under (1) the Family & Medical Leave Act; (2) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act involving race discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, etc. (3) the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; (4) the Michigan Whistleblower Protection Act; (5) the Fair Labor Standards Act; (6) Americans with Disabilities Act; (7) USERRA actions on behalf of the men and women of the U.S. military (active and reserves); (8) worker's compensation retaliation claims; and (9) much more.
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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.


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