Clark Hill Attorney Jennifer M. Buckley to Present “FMLA Update – The Legal and the Practical”

Jan 8, 2009

DETROIT , MI Clark Hill attorney Jennifer M. Buckley will present “FMLA Update – The Legal and the Practical” Tuesday, January 27, 2009 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am. The seminar, sponsored by ALCOS/Brown & Brown and Clark Hill, will cover recent legislative amendments to FMLA. For registration and more information please visit www.alcos.com/seminars.php .


Jennifer M. Buckley has defended employers for over 20 years in state and federal court actions brought by employees and former employees. In addition to defending discrimination, 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 state and federal agencies and handled arbitrations.


Ms. Buckley creates and revises employment policies including employee manuals, applications, sexual and other unlawful harassment policies, drug testing and FMLA/absenteeism policies. 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 notices and severance packages.


She has lectured in the area of employment law at seminars for companies for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education , American Society of Employers and on such topics as terminating employees, wrongful discharge, employment policies, sexual harassment, compliance with disability laws, FMLA, wage and hour laws, and other state and federal legislation in the employment and labor law arena. 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 employment issues.


Ms. Buckley has represented employers in several states (Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana) in a number of different industries, including manufacturing employers, those in the service industry, health industry, staffing and leasing employers, to name a few. She has also represented a considerable number of non-profit organizations.


Ms. Buckley has achieved the highest “AV” rating by her peers through Martindale-Hubbell Law Firm Directory. Ms. Buckley is a Board Member of the American Society of Employers and the YMCA Camping Services Board. She is also a member of the Human Resources Committee of the Children’s Center in Detroit , Michigan and the Legal Affairs Committee of the Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit, Society of Human Resource Management.



Since 1890, Clark Hill PLC has been serving the business, government, and personal needs of clients. Clark Hill has offices in Detroit , Birmingham , Grand Rapids , and Lansing , Michigan , Chicago , Illinois and Washington , DC . As of January 1, 2008, Clark Hill will open an office Phoenix , AZ. Clark Hill is a full service law firm with more than 190 attorneys and professionals. For more information, visit www.clarkhill.com.