Labor & Employment

We offer employers and employees labor and employment law services that are unparalleled in northwest Michigan. We represent a diverse range of employees in business and the public sector. We can help you with a wide number of employment issues, including:


  • Drafting, enforcing, and challenging employment-related contracts, including covenants not to compete and restrictive covenants related to confidential information and trade secrets
  • Helping clients with the complexities of discrimination, including age, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, disability, veterans’ rights and religious discrimination cases
  • Wrongful discharge, whistleblower and retaliation claims
  • Collective bargaining and unionization efforts in the public and private sectors (including representing clients in mediation, grievance arbitration, and Act 312 arbitration)
  • Creating and revising employment manual and other important personnel policies. We also offer practical training for managers charged with applying these valuable tools to foster efficient workplaces and satisfied employees.


We also protect our clients’ rights under:


  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the Equal Pay Act
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA and MIOSHA)
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The American with Disabilities Act (ADA)