Clark Hill Attorney Jennifer Buckley to Present Wage and Hour Law Course for Society of American Employers

Aug 6, 2007

Detroit, MI – Clark Hill attorney Jennifer Buckley will present a series of six Wage and Hour Law courses in conjunction with the American Society of Employers (ASE) beginning this fall.  The courses are offered through ASE and will be held at their headquarters, located in Southfield.  The dates for the seminars are as follows:

September 18, 2007
November 7, 2007
January 8, 2008
March 8, 2008
May 8, 2008
July 22, 2008

More information, including registration information, can be obtained at aseonline.org

Buckley is a member of Clark Hill’s Detroit office, where she practices in the Labor and Employment Practice Group.  Buckley defends employers in state and federal court actions against sex, race, age, disability discrimination claims, ERISA and FMLA claims, as well as wrongful discharge and related tort claims. She is also experienced in defending actions brought under Michigan's Sales Representative Commissions Act and pursuing and defending claims pertaining to restrictive covenants. She has represented employers in administrative hearings before the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Employment Security Commission and the Michigan Department of Labor.

Buckley creates and revises employment policies including employee manuals, applications, sexual and other unlawful harassment policies, drug testing and FMLA/absenteeism policies. She has lectured in the area of employment law at seminars and for companies on such topics as terminating employees, wrongful discharge, employment policies, sexual harassment, compliance with disability laws, FMLA, and other state and federal legislation in the employment and labor law arena.

She has advised employers regarding issues related to wage and hour compliance, EEO compliance, reductions in force, plant closings and mass layoffs, and has prepared necessary WARN Act notices and severance packages. Ms. Buckley has lectured for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Workers' Compensation Section of the Bar on the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has represented employers in labor and employment arbitrations and before the National Labor Relations Board. Moreover, she is the author of several articles on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which were published in TRIAD, the official Journal of the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. (Vol. 3 Nos. 7 and 8 and Vol. 4, No. 1), and has written and co authored other published articles on the ADA.

Buckley has represented  employers in a number of different industries, including manufacturing employers, those in the service industry, staffing and leasing employers, to name a few.  She has also represented a considerable number of non-profit organizations and has had the opportunity to address the unique employment issues pertaining to them.

Buckley earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. from the Detroit College of Law.