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 and enforcing Employment Agreements designed to protect trade secrets and/or confidential information from misappropriation and/or unauthorized disclosure. We have also defended senior level personnel and/or other key employees accused of misappropriating trade secrets and/or confidential information.
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS. We provide practical counseling and legal representation aimed at resolving sensitive, employee-relations issues. We routinely assist employers with creating and updating "plain English," legally compliant, common sense Employee Handbooks and personnel policies designed to meet the specific needs of the client's workforce; we advise employers on a wide range of disciplinary issues in a variety of industries throughout West Michigan. We have also provided legal representation to senior-level personnel or other key employees facing (among other things) disciplinary and/or other personnel challenges.
- Employment Law
- noncompete law
- Noncompete and Trade Secrets
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
- J.D. (1981)
- Michigan State Bar # 35362
- Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy
- Sterling Education Services, Inc.
- BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rating