Attorney Jeffrey A. Steele to Speak to Labor & Employment Section of State Bar of Michigan

Jan 17, 2008

DETROIT , MI Jeffrey A. Steele will present an annual update on Equal Employment Opportunity Law to the Labor and Employment section of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Steele will be part of a series of presentations. For registration and more information please visit .

Jeffrey A. Steele represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law.  He defends employers in state and federal court actions against age, sex, race, national origin, pregnancy and disability discrimination claims, as well as claims alleging wrongful discharge, First Amendment retaliation, employment torts, negligent hire and retention, and breach of contract.  Mr. Steele also represents management and executives in commercial disputes involving non-competition agreements, trade secret usage and misappropriation, confidentiality agreements, fiduciary duty and sales commissions.

Mr. Steele creates and revises employment policies, including non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-solicitation agreements, anti-harassment policies, employee manuals, independent contractor agreements and employment applications.

Mr. Steele regularly publishes an annual survey of state and federal employment law for the Michigan State Bar, the Oakland County Bar Association, and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  He writes a quarterly column summarizing developments in the Eastern District of Michigan for the Labor and Employment Section of the Michigan State Bar Association and has published seminar papers on arbitration law, non-competition law, public employer speech, direct evidence and sexual harassment law.  He has also lectured on various employment-related matters before entities such as the Labor and Employment Section of the Michigan State Bar Association, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association, the Oakland County Bar Association and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Mr. Steele graduated magna cum laude from John Carroll University in 1991, and received his law degree, magna cum laude , from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law in 1994.

At John Carroll University, Mr. Steele was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society, the political science honor society and received the Dean’s Award for excellence in debate. He also played on the school's hockey team.

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