Clark Hill Attorney Kurt M. Graham Elected Secretary for Grand Rapids Bar Association Labor and Employment Section

Jan 5, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Clark Hill attorney Kurt M. Graham was elected Secretary for the Grand Rapids Bar Association Labor and Employment Section.  Graham will serve a one year term during 2012.

Graham is a Senior Attorney in Clark Hill’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, in the firm's Grand Rapids office. He advises employers in avoiding liability under various state and federal employment laws.

Graham has significant experience counseling and defending employers in labor relations matters such as the administration of collective bargaining agreements, grievance arbitrations, union organizing campaigns and elections, and unfair labor practice charges. Graham has represented employers before numerous administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, and Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth – Wage Hour Division.

In addition to his labor relations experience, Graham also counsels employers in day-to-day employment matters such as drafting employment policies and agreements, FMLA/ADA compliance, employee discipline, military leave, and reductions-in-force pursuant to the WARN Act.  He also has substantial experience handling MIOSHA/OSHA citation appeals, and counseling employers with respect to MIOSHA/OSHA inspections.

Graham is also a frequent presenter on such topics, a Chapter Editor of The Developing Labor Law, and has provided insight on various labor and employment topics for Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly and the syndicated Michael Patrick Shiels radio show.