Equal Employment Opportunity Law

Clark Hill Labor & Employment attorneys partner with our clients to develop and implement employment policies and practices which will serve the dual role of advancing our client's business interests and avoiding as many employment-related pitfalls as possible. We take the time to learn about our clients' business, business philosophy and business goals so that we can provide practical solutions to workplace problems that will integrate with each clients' individual corporate culture and all applicable legal requirements. This approach results in a reduction of employment disputes and associated legal costs and a corresponding increase in employee morale and production.

Our attorneys regularly review proposed employment decisions in conjunction with state and federal anti-discrimination and harassment laws, the past practices of the employer, and the employer's own policies and procedures. Clients are given guidance on how best to avoid allegations of employment discrimination/harassment on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, disability, national origin, height, weight, marital/familial status, veterans' status, sexual preference and other protected classifications, while still meeting legitimate business requirements. Special attention is given to the potential of developing systemic discrimination scenarios from individual employment decisions.

We offer a number of fixed-fee training programs for executives, managers and employees in the area of EEO issues. These programs are designed to help employers prevent workplace problems from arising, to reduce the risk of employment litigation, and to bolster defenses in the event litigation does ensue. Our programs are tailored to reflect each clients' policies and workforce structure.

Some of our current training programs include:

  • Workplace Harassment
  • Workplace Violence
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour
  • Leave Laws
  • Investigations
  • Documenting for Success
  • Workplace Diversity

Experience

Mark McInerney and Ellen Hoeppner recently obtained dismissal of a contentious lawsuit filed against Clark Hill’s client United States Steel. In October 2014, the plaintiff filed a lawsuit against U. S. Steel, alleging disability discrimination, interference under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and workers’ compensation retaliation. The plaintiff’s claims all stemmed from a workplace injury plaintiff suffered in July 2013, in which the tip of his finger was caught in a machine and nearly severed. Over the next two days, the plaintiff twice failed to appear at U. S. Steel Plant Medical for evaluation as directed, and misrepresented his medical condition by telling Plant Medical personnel that his finger had to be surgically “cut off” due to infection. When the true facts came to light, U. S. Steel determined the plaintiff’s misconduct warranted termination.  

These relatively straightforward facts, however, were made very complicated by a zealous plaintiff’s attorney, who propounded a theory of wide-spread discrimination against disabled employees because such employees posed a liability risk to the company for the purposes of workers compensation and OSHA reporting. Mark and Ellen filed a Motion for Summary Judgment, carefully separating the unsupported theories from the undisputed facts. The Court dispensed with oral argument, and on the strength of the briefs, United States District Judge Linda Parker recognized the theory for what it was, and dismissed the plaintiff’s case. 

Defended hospital before West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on issues of first impression related to both federal and state discrimination claims.

Litigated multi-million dollar discrimination lawsuits involving known government contractor

Member of team assisting with employment litigation for significant public university

Litigated issues of first impression for national franchisor on aiding/abetting and agency theories in sexual harassment case

Represented major hotel before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on issues relating to wrongful discharge and federal labor relations

Sought injunctive relief for international manufacturing company to abate union strike activity

Paul Coughenour, Brian Shekell, Jeff Bell, Steve Holmes, and Pamela Bright recently obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction prohibiting two former employees of Clark Hill’s client from violating the restrictive covenants contained in their employment agreements and utilizing our client’s confidential information. To obtain the seldom granted ex parte temporary restraining order, Paul and Brian obtained affidavits from several of our client’s employees stating that the former employees had boasted about stealing our client’s customer lists, leads, and employees to use in a competing insurance agency they were forming. During the hearing on Plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction, Paul and Brian established that before and after the former employees resigned, they accessed our client’s computer database and stole confidential information that was being used to compete against our client. After hearing testimony from eight witnesses, the judge granted all of the relief requested in Clark Hill’s motion for a preliminary injunction, stating that this was a “clear case” of the defendants breaching the terms of the restrictive covenants contained in their employment agreements. 

Represented a law enforcement agency against claims of retaliation by a former high-ranking officer.

Represented a national healthcare company against a class action claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Represented a mortgage broker against allegations of misappropriating trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of a restrictive covenant regarding confidential information.

Represented a national security staffing company against claims of discrimination and retaliation.

Represented a regional transportation authority against discrimination claims by current and former employees based on race and gender.

Represented a state-wide agency against claims that it took adverse employment actions against current and former employees because of their political affiliation.

Represented a multiple high-level executives in the negotiation of severance packages.

Represented an engineering firm accused of recruiting employees away from a competitor.

Represented a corporate officer of a developmental stage bio-pharmaceutical company in a contract dispute.

Represented a corporate officer of a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products in an employment contract dispute.

Represented a regional telecommunications company against allegations of misappropriating trade secrets.

Represented a former corporate executive sued by the company’s bankruptcy trustees and lenders, as well as a parallel criminal investigation into allegations of bank fraud.

Represented a national hospital emergency department staffing company accused of violating federal fraud statutes.

Represented a state-wide agency and several executives accused of violating Pennsylvania's whistleblower statute by terminating an employee for reporting alleged wrongdoing and waste related to the awarding of lucrative contracts.

Represented a former COO against claims that he violated the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and breached his fiduciary duties to his former company by personally enriching himself with corporate funds.

Paul Coughenour, Ellen Hoeppner, Jeff Bell and Steven Holmes persuaded the Michigan Court of Appeals to reverse a trial court’s denial of their summary disposition motion on a retaliation claim under the Michigan Civil Rights Act.  Clark Hill obtained summary disposition of the plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim from the trial court, but was forced to file an application for leave to appeal to avoid an expensive and difficult trial on plaintiff’s claim that she was fired for reporting sexual harassment.  After leave to appeal was granted, with one dissenting vote, oral arguments were made last week to the Court of Appeals.   The Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that plaintiff had not opposed a violation of the Act by objecting to offensive comments by her coworkers, or by sending her supervisor an email complaining that there was “a lot of unacceptable/inappropriate behavior that goes on” at the workplace.  It ordered the case remanded for entry of judgment on plaintiff’s retaliation claim in favor of Clark Hill’s clients.

Litigate various restrictive clauses in employment agreements, confidentiality agreements and claims based on misappropriation of trade secrets.

Conduct investigations and make recommendations to clients related to claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

Draft and revise employee handbooks to comply with requirements of federal and state anti-discrimination laws.

Defend employers against retaliation and discrimination claims by current and former employees based on race, gender, disability and religion.

In other federal court employment litigation,the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of a national retailer in a case involving malicious prosecution and false arrest claims brought by a former data analyst who, immediately prior to his resignation, deleted a large number of computer files from the company’s computer systems.

Prevailed on behalf of a national retailer in complex trial court and appellate litigation involving employment tort claims arising from an employee's computer fraud.

Obtained summary judgment that was affirmed by the Seventh Circuit in favor of a large telecommunications company client, in a case involving federal and state law claims of disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, and retaliatory discharge.

Counseled large and mid-sized corporations and negotiated the departures of top-level corporate executives.

Drafted and negotiated numerous employment agreements and executive compensation plans for incoming and current CEOs and C-Suite executives of mid- and large-sized private and public companies and non­-profit organizations.

In a commercial defamation action against a recycling certification organization, prevailed in federal district court and in the Seventh Circuit on attempts to defeat the action based on state anti-SLAPP statutes and Constitutional grounds.

In an unfair labor practice action brought by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against a locomotive manufacturer, persuaded a federal district court in Iowa to deny the NLRB’s petition for interim reinstatement and injunctive relief.

In federal litigation involving a Chicago-area bank, the court granted motion to dismiss a defamation claim based on a final written warning and an alleged wrongful termination involving a bank executive.

In a wage and hour class and collective action filed against a Chicagoland restaurant chain, a federal district court granted a motion to dismiss and dismissed claims for failure to pay tipped employees proper overtime and violations of the Illinois Wage Payment and Collections Act.

In Illinois state court litigation, obtained the dismissal of shareholder derivative claims as well as claims seeking declaratory judgment for breach of employment agreements and improper termination of the company president of a large retail telephone distributor.

Nicole Paterson was successful in winning a grievance arbitration brought by the SEIU Healthcare Michigan against our client, a County Medical Care Facility. 

With assistance from  Kristi Gauthier,  Ed Hammond, Peter Domas and Bishop Bartoni, Kevin Hendrick and Nicole Tersigni successfully defended an insurance priority dispute, resulting in an extremely favorable judgment for firm client, United States Steel Corporation’s ERISA-governed Retiree Benefits Plan.  U. S. Steel Retirement Plan was joined as a third-party defendant in a pending dispute by a No-Fault Automobile Insurance carrier,  which had been sued by a healthcare service provider for unpaid patient attendant care fees.  The No-Fault Carrier claimed that the obligation to pay for these services under Michigan No-Fault law  fell to U. S. Steel Retirement Plan, which covered the patient (who was a former U. S. Steel employee).  Ed, Bishop, Kristi and Peter lent their expertise to Kevin and Nicole in interpreting alleged conflicting insurance priority provisions and explanations of benefits.  Kevin and Nicole crafted a legal argument that ultimately led to summary disposition in favor of U.S. Steel Plan, and against the No-Fault carrier, saving U.S. Steel Plan from payment of the healthcare fees, and also reimbursing U.S. Steel Plan for benefits it had earlier paid by mistake, out of priority.  As the No-Fault carrier had rejected the Case Evaluation award prior to the filing of cross motions for summary disposition, it also appears that attorney  fees are recoverable for our client.  Kristi and Ed on Employee Benefit law, Bishop on Michigan No-Fault law, and Pete on Health Care issues, proved to be unbeatable resources.

Successfully represented various employers against discrimination, retaliation, and harassment lawsuits.

Provides ongoing employment counseling to variety of clients, including a national staffing company, on issues such as the WARN Act, state and federal regulatory compliance, and employee policies and procedures.

Representation of numerous employers as an advocate in over 200 negotiations since 1967 relating to contract negotiations of labor agreements
Representation of numerous employers regarding negotiation of employee benefits for union and non-union facilities
Provided advice and guidance to numerous employers, nationwide, regarding all aspects of workplace harassment and wrongful termination
Represented numerous employers before the Office of Employment Security and the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review
Representation of numerous employers before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Representation of numerous employers in over 400 arbitration cases since 1967 (American Arbitration Association, and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service)
Representation of numerous employers in employment related litigation in state and federal courts, including successfully arguing the case of Foster v. Dravo before the Supreme Court of the United States
Representation of employees and terminated executives regarding claims under severance and employment agreements
Representation of health care institutions, public employers, colleges and universities related to employment matters and advice
Nationwide representation of major manufacturers and constructions companies, including a nationally known food processor, major aluminum corporations, a waste disposal company, a soft drink manufacturer, a nationally known symphony orchestra, and the largest power and light company in Western Pennsylvania in connection with employment-related matters

ERISA Litigation - Represented a national health plan administrator against ERISA claims for breach of fiduciary duty in the administration of a major airline’s national employees’ self-insured health care plans. After extensive pretrial discovery and motions practice, participated in a one day minitrial before a federal judge and senior executives of client health plan administrator and airline which led to reasonable compromise settlement.

Employment Litigation - Successfully defended sexual harassment and wrongful discharge claims against corporate employers.

Employment Litigation - Represented clients before federal EEOC and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

Represented numerous senior executives with respect to the negotiation of employment agreements, executive compensation agreements and severance arrangements.
Representation of numerous employers relating to the negotiation of employment contracts and agreements, including employment agreements, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, last chance agreements, consulting agreements, separation agreements, retirement agreements, construction agreements, and releases
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Turner Principal Author of Labor Law Chapter of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition by Thompson ReutersClark Hill Attorney Scott Cruz to Present on Topic of Independent Contractors at 1871 on March 22, 2017Clark Hill PLC to Host 33rd Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference on May 4, 2017 in Novi, MIClark Hill Attorneys Stephanie Rawitt and Amy Lachowicz to Present Spring Cleaning for HR Professionals Webinar - March 23, 2017Clark Hill Chicago Adds Labor & Employment Attorney Scott CruzClark Hill PLC Launches Comprehensive Title IX Compliance and Investigation ServicesClark Hill Announces Attorneys Elected to Membership, Promotions to Senior AttorneyClark Hill Attorney Maria Fracassa Dwyer to Present at State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting on January 20, 2017 Clark Hill Continues to Grow with the Addition of Labor & Employment Attorney David I. Weissman Clark Hill Attorney Richard H. Chapman Published in September-October Issue of Illinois Banker MagazineClark Hill’s Joseph Rudolf to Participate in PBI Labor Law Symposium – November 30, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Lauri Kavulich to Participate in National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference - November 30, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at ABA Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 12, 2016Clark Hill Attorney David M. Cessante Quoted in diginomica on Reverse Discrimination – The Other Side of the Coin for HR Clark Hill Attorney Nancy L. Farnam to Present "Tips and Tactics To Survive A DOL Audit" at Breakfast with the Pros on November 9, 2016Twenty-Eight Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2017 Top Lawyers ListClark Hill PLC Receives National Rankings in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers, “Best Law Firms”Clark Hill Attorney Lauri Kavulich Presents at DRI Personal Injury Practicum Clark Hill Attorney Robert M. Vercruysse Spoke at American Employment Law Council 2016 Annual Conference on October 20, 2016Clark Hill Attorneys David M. Cessante and Carly E. Osadetz to Present on Managing Leaves of Absence on October 25, 2016Clark Hill PLC to Host Labor & Employment Law Conference in Grand Rapids, MichiganClark Hill Attorney Steven K. Girard Presents FLSA Workshop During the Michigan Association of Counties Annual ConferenceClark Hill Attorney Stephen R. Gee to Participate in Grand Rapids Bar Association’s Constitution Day on September 16, 2016Clark Hill Attorneys Paul Magy, James Waggoner, Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch, and Mallory Kallabat to Present a Legal Update at BOMA Brown Bag Series Seminar September 13, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Maria Fracassa Dwyer to Present at MichBusiness Health, Benefits & Compliance Conference on September 13, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Stephen R. Gee to Present “Fantasy Sports – Real Problems” to NALS of West Michigan on September 8, 2016Sixty Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsLabor & Employment Attorney Vanessa Kelly Joins Clark Hill PrincetonClark Hill Attorneys to Present Labor & Employment Training – How to Negotiate a Contract Under Act 111 and Act 195 – June 16, 2016Clark Hill Attorneys to Present During the 2016 MCMCFC Spring Management Conference & Trade ShowClark Hill Attorney Mario Bordogna to participate in Pittsburgh Human Resources Association panelClark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USAClark Hill Attorney Paul A. Wilhelm to Present to the Alpena Chamber of Commerce on May 20, 2016Clark Hill Attorneys to Present Labor & Employment Training – Standards of Discipline – May 19, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at the ASE Mid-Michigan Employment Law Workshop on May 18, 2016 in Saginaw, MichiganTwenty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2016 ListClark Hill Attorney Thomas M. J. Hathaway to Run for Third Circuit Court Judge Position in Wayne County Clark Hill Attorney Paul A. Wilhelm Named Notre Dame Club of Detroit 2016 Award of the Year Recipient Labor & Employment Attorney Mario R. Bordogna Joins Clark HillClark Hill Attorneys to Present Labor & Employment Training – Constitutional Issues in Public Employee Discipline – April 21, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Nicole M. Paterson to Present "Employment Law Update" to the Mid Michigan Human Resource AssociationLabor & Employment Attorney Daniel McGravey Joins Clark HillClark Hill Attorney Lauri Kavulich Named to IVCC Board of DirectorsClark Hill Attorney Stephanie Rawitt to Present at PBI Employment Law Institute - April 27, 2016Clark Hill Phoenix Attorney Kristi Gauthier Elected to the Board of Directors of the Arizona Small Business Association Nationally Recognized Labor & Employment Attorney Robert M. Vercruysse Joins Clark HillLabor & Employment Attorney Lauri Kavulich Joins Clark HillClark Hill Attorney Brian D. Shekell Honored as a "2015 Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly Clark Hill Chicago Continues to Grow with Addition of Labor & Employment Attorney Paul Starkman Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for the 2015 Super Lawyers Business EditionTwenty-Eight Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2016 Top Lawyers ListClark Hill PLC Receives National Tier 1 Ranking for Litigation – Construction in the 2016 Edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers, “Best Law Firms”Stacey Schor Joins Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment Practice GroupClark Hill Attorney Nicole M. Paterson to Present at the 2015 MI-NADONA/LTC Annual Convocation & ExpoClark Hill Attorney Brian D. Shekell Appointed to State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners October 14, 2015Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at the ASE Employment Law Workshop on September 17, 2015Sixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2015 ListClark Hill Attorney Kristi R. Gauthier to Speak at Arizona Small Business Association Healthcare Forum October 6, 2015Clark Hill Attorney Kristi R. Gauthier to Present at Arizona Society of Human Resource Management Annual Conference August 27, 2015Clark Hill Attorney Maria Fracassa Dwyer to Present at MBPA Health Care Reform Conference on September 24, 2015Clark Hill PLC Receives National and Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America's “Best Law Firms”Sixty-Two Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorneys Matthew T. Smith and James R. Stadler Present at Williams Distributing HVAC Business Training Program September 9, 2015Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at the National Forum on Employment Discrimination Litigation on July 28, 2015 Clark Hill Attorneys Peter J. Domas, Steven K. Girard, and Nicole M. Paterson to Present During the 2015 MCMCFC Annual Spring Management Conference Tuesday, June 2Clark Hill Philadelphia Grows With Addition of Labor Law TeamClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at the BOMA Metro Detroit Mega Education Day on June 18, 2015 Clark Hill Attorney Nicole M. Paterson to Present at the Health Care Association of Michigan U.P. Education Conference on May 7, 2015Clark Hill Attorney Stephanie Rawitt to Speak at Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel CLE - Philadelphia, June 11, 2015Employment and ERISA Litigator Paul A. Wilhelm Joins Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment Practice GroupClark Hill Attorneys James R. Stadler and Nicole M. Paterson to Present an Employment Law Update to the Mid Michigan Human Resource Association (MMHRA) on April 21, 2015 Clark Hill Attorney Ellen E. Hoeppner to Receive 2015 Regional Leadership Award at WLAM Annual MeetingClark Hill Attorney Stephanie Rawitt to Present at PBI’s 21st Annual Employment Law Institute – Philadelphia, April 28-29, 2015Clark Hill Attorneys David M. Cessante and Ellen E. Hoeppner Wrote Michigan Chamber of Commerce Blog on “Employer Tips for Effective Record Keeping” Clark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Appointed Chair of the Rules and Calendar Committee of the ABA House of Delegates Clark Hill Attorney Daniel J. Bretz to Present at ICLE’s Labor & Employment Law Institute April 9th in Plymouth, MI Clark Hill Attorneys David M. Cessante and Ellen E. Hoeppner to present at Michigan Chamber of Commerce Human Resource Seminar March 10th in Lansing and March 11th in Novi Clark Hill PLC Attorney Maria Fracassa Dwyer Selected as Member of State Bar of Michigan Diversity and Inclusion Advisory CommitteeLabor & Employment Attorney Andrea S. DeLand Joins Clark Hill LansingClark Hill Attorney Nancy L. Farnam to Present at MBPA Health Care Reform Connect Conference on November 10, 2014 in Detroit, MIClark Hill Attorney William A. Moore Elected President of the Macomb County Bar Foundation Clark Hill Attorneys Richard H. Chapman and L. Steven Platt Presented “Your Labor & Employment Law Tool Belt: Stocking it for 2015” to Hand Tools InstituteClark Hill Attorney Kristi R. Gauthier will Present to the Arizona Chapter for the Association of Corporate Counsel on the Impact of the Affordable Care ActFifty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2014 Leading LawyersClark Hill Attorneys Jonathan Boulahanis and Jayme Matchinski Presented “Wage & Health Insurance: What You Need to Know”Clark Hill Continues to Grow Phoenix Office with the Addition of Arizona Employee Benefits Attorney Kristi R. GauthierClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to present at ASE 3rd annual Employment Law Workshop September 18, 2014Clark Hill Attorneys R. Kevin Williams and Jonathan M. Boulahanis Quoted in Law360Clark Hill PLC’s Labor & Employment Practice Group Grows with Addition of Nancy L. FarnamClark Hill Attorney Kurt M. Graham Contributes to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Featured Article, “Accommodating Diversity”Clark Hill Attorney David M. Cessante to present at the 2014 Michigan Health Care Human Resources Conference in East Lansing May 1stClark Hill Attorney Stephanie Rawitt to Present at PBI’s 20th Annual Employment Law Institute – April 24, 2014Clark Hill Attorneys Jonathan Hugg, Stephanie Rawitt and Karolien Vandenberghe Presented at The Legal Intelligencer’s In-House Counsel CLEClark Hill Attorneys James R. Stadler and Nicole M. Paterson to Present "Employment Law Update"Clark Hill Attorney and Former Attorney Representing the Detroit Board of Education Thomas M. J. Hathaway to present at Michigan State University College of Law Educational Equality EventClark Hill Attorney Karen L. Karr to Present at the Employment Law Update in Arizona – February 14Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to present at ASE People, Profit, Progress Conference March 2014Clark Hill Partners with Plante & Moran to Present School Law and Finance SeminarClark Hill Attorney Kristi R. Gauthier to Present at ACG Michigan Construction Industry HR Summit in Livonia January 16thClark Hill Attorney Karen L. Karr Presented “Employee Handbooks, Now What?” at the Advanced Employment Issues SeminarClark Hill Attorneys Darrell E. Davis, Sean M. Carroll, Karen L. Karr and Daniel A. Schenck Presented to the Arizona Chapter for the Association of Corporate CounselClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch Named 2013 Up & Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Articles
Lemons into Lemonade: How to Strategically Update Job Applications into Effective Liability ShieldsPreparing for the Imminent Release of New Proposed Guidance Under Title IX- The Legal Intelligencer, April 19, 20182018 Benefits Limits"Classification Confusion For Transportation Cos. At 9th Circ.," Law360, October 2, 2018"Sexual Harassment: Protecting Your Business and Employees," by Scott Cruz, the Illinois Manufacturer, Winter 2018 IssueDebate on Gender Pay Equality Not Going Away Anytime Soon, The Legal Intelligencer, October 2017 Simple Steps Can Help Cos. Avoid Costly FMLA Verdicts, Law 360, November 2017Harvey-Weinstein-revelations-highlight-sexual-harassment-risksTITLE IX Q&A: How to Protect your Educational Institution from Litigation"Wrongful Workplace Conduct: How to Investigate" By Scott Cruz in the Illinois Manufacturer Spring 2017 Issue Title IX - Coming to a Private Sector Business Near You? - The Legal Intelligencer, April 20, 2017Erin Galbally Quoted in Bloomberg, "Is Your Business Covered by Sex Bias Provisions of Title IX?", - March 31, 2017Lauri Kavulich Quoted in The Legal Intelligencer: Employer’s ‘Honest Belief’ Thwarts FMLA Retaliation Claim – January 30, 2017New Year, New President - How Will Employers Be Affected? - Legal Intelligencer/PA Law Weekly, January 17, 2017Reginald M. Turner Legal News Profile: Steady Hand, Area Attorney Relishes Challenge of Business Litigation"When a Workers' Comp Case Turns Into a Minefield of Litigation," The Legal Intelligencer, Labor & Employment Special Section, November 2016David M. Cessante Quoted in diginomica: Reverse Discrimination – The Other Side of the Coin for HR to Tackle, November 2016Washtenaw County Legal News: UM Law Alumna Carly Osadetz Helped to Develop New 'HR/Advantage' Program for Employers, October 2016Ingham County Legal News: Clark Hill Attorney Carly Osadetz Helped to Develop New 'HR/Advantage' Program for Employers, October 2016Ellen E. Hoeppner Featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly: MiLW Names Up & Coming Class of 2016Paul W. Boehms Quoted in Grand Rapids Business Journal: Law Firm Launches HR Portal, October 2016Clark Hill Attorneys Reginald M. Turner and Emory D. Moore, Jr. Mentioned in Crain's Detroit Business: Cass Tech's Legal Alumni Gather, October 2016Workplace Violence - Minimizing Risk and Protecting Employees - The Legal Intelligencer, October 2016Mikyia S. Aaron Mentioned in Oakland County Legal News: Mentor Jet: Taking Networking to New Heights, October 2016Paul W. Boehms and Carly E. Osadetz Quoted in Michigan Lawyers Weekly: Human Resources Pros Get A One-Stop Shop - Clark Hill's Interactive Suite Offers Forms, Online Courses And Client SavingsClark Hill Attorneys Reginald M. Turner and Emory D. Moore, Jr. Mentioned in Oakland County Legal News: Cass Tech Alumni to Host 'Lawyers & Judges' Event, October 2016Effective Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Policies and Interactive Leader-Led Training Are Just Plain Good Investments for Banks, Illinois Banker Magazine - October 1, 2016Employers Beware: Use of Background Checks in the Hiring Process - The Legal Intelligencer, August 2016Maria Fracassa Dwyer Featured in Legal News: Food for Thought, Attorney Draws On Her Work In Restaurant Field, July 2016Paul Starkman Quoted in Plastic News: New law gives firms more leverage to protect trades secrets - May 20, 2016Reginald M. Turner Quoted in The Legal News: Mindful Lawyering, Panel Looks at the 'Ethics of Knowing When to Say No', May 2016Thomas P. Brady Quoted in Crain's Detroit Business: New Federal Law Intends to Help Firms Protect Trade Secrets, May 2016Paul Starkman Quoted in Business Insurance: Ruling in undocumented worker case speaks to broader EEOC power – May 3, 2016Steven K. Girard Quoted in Macomb Daily: As Ratings Slide, Hackel Blasts Raise for Macomb County Martha T. Berry Boss, March 2016Recruiting and Retaining: Recruiting and Retention Strategies For A Changing Workplace And Work Values - Illinois Banker, February 2016Robert Vercruysse Featured in Macomb County Legal News: Work Product - Nationally Recognized Labor Lawyer Begins New Chapter, February 2016Reginald M. Turner Quoted in The Guardian: Detroit Teachers' Sickout Shuts Down Schools as Officials Scramble for RecourseBusiness Guide to Employee Benefits: What To Think About Before Making DecisionsClark Hill Snags Team Of 3 Labor Attys From Dilworth PaxsonLocal Labor Practice Team Switches Law Firms, Philadelphia Business JournalDiginomica: Will the sharing economy strike the right legal balance between empowering and exploiting workers?Employee Benefits Plan Annual NoticesAdvocates Want State to Get Serious on Gay BiasSocial Media Passwords and Employees: What Business Owners Need to KnowNew Pennsylvania Child Labor Act Provides Clarity for EmployersA Survey of State Prompt Pay Laws, Part ILegislating Workplace Bullying
Presentations
WEBINAR: How the DOL's New Interpretations of Independent Contractors and Joint Employers Will Affect YouThe Best Offense Is A Good Defense: Title IX and Athletics Compliance WEBINAR: The Year Ahead: EEOC, NLRB, DOL and Supreme Court IssuesWEBINAR: Spring Cleaning: Is Your Company in Compliance?Webinar: "New California Employment Laws for 2018"Webinar: Avoiding Liability Under Michigan's Identity Theft Protection ActTop 5 Trends for the New School YearMental Health Issues in the WorkplaceCommon Traps Under the ADA and FMLAThe Year in ReviewWEBINAR: "Best Practices in ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation" 2017WEBINAR: "Cybersecurity and HR Records"Webinar: Staffing Companies and US Immigration: I-9s for Offsite Workers, H-1B Sponsorship and Other ChallengesWEBINAR: Drafting the Staffing Services AgreementWEBINAR: Implementing and Maintaining a Compliant Wellness ProgramWEBINAR: Employers, It’s Time To Do Your Homework: New STEM Extension Rules for F-1 EmployeesWEBINAR: Are You Ready For Pay Equity Reporting?WEBINAR: Working-Off-The-Clock: Minimizing Wage and Hour Exposure from Digital Devices and Working at HomeWebinar: "Examining Joint Employment in Today's Workforce""Current Trends in Pay Equity" Webinar"Complying with the FMLA and ADA When Your Employee is Dealing with a Mental Health Condition," by Scott CruzEpic Systems Corp. v. Lewis"Lemons into Lemonade: How to Strategically Update Job Applications into Effective Liability Shields" WebinarWEBINAR: "Sexual Harassment Today: What Employers Need to Know"WEBINAR: "Everything Employers Need to Know About Conducting Internal Investigations"WEBINAR: "Surviving the Winter Holiday Season: HR’s Reference Guide"WEBINAR: "Employee Background Investigations" WEBINAR: Defending Against Unemployment Insurance ClaimsWEBINAR: Navigating Through the Cook County Earned Sick Leave OrdinanceWEBINAR: "Commonly Overlooked, but Critical Protections for Your Business"WEBINAR: "ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation"WEBINAR: Title IX: Hot TopicsWEBINAR: The NLRB's War on Employee HandbooksWEBINAR: 2016 Legal Opinions Which Impact Human ResourcesWEBINAR: Employee Background ChecksWEBINAR: What Arizona Employers Need to Know About Proposition 206's Minimum Wage Increases and Paid Sick Time RequirementsWEBINAR: Labor & Employment Outlook For 2017WEBINAR: Using Big Data to Make Employment Decisions: Are the Benefits Worth the Risks?WEBINAR: 2016 Employment Law: Hot Topics To WatchWEBINAR: New OSHA Regulations - What Employers Need to KnowWEBINAR: Do Your Hiring Tests Expose You to EEO Liability?WEBINAR: SPDs for Welfare Benefit Plans - Complying with Content and Distribution RulesWEBINAR: Sex Stereotyping and Gender Identity in the WorkplaceWEBINAR: New White Collar Exemption Regulations 6.16.16WEBINAR: Restrictive Covenants in the Employment SettingWEBINAR: New White Collar Exemption Regulations: What Does It Mean for Employers?Webinar: Employment Law in the Staffing World (Part 2)Webinar: Employment Law in the Staffing World (Part 1)WEBINAR: "Are You Ready for an I-9 Audit or an ICE Raid?" 9.30.15How the New NLRB Election and Handbook Rules Challenge EmployersMichigan's New Wage Garnishment ProceduresWebinar: Background Checks: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and HowTitle IX: Meeting the Obligation to Respond to Sexual ViolenceDealing With Common Problems Under the Americans With Disabilities Act - 2015Hot Button EEOC Issues (Webinar)Webinar: Moving People and Material: Understanding core US employment, immigration, and importation issues when moving foreign nationalsHiring Procedures and Background Checks: How to Avoid EEOC Scrutiny - 2014Hot Topics in Labor & Employment LawWebinar: 2014 NLRB Update Webinar: Affirmative Action Requirements Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Strategic Plan and Compliance Targets for 2015
Media
WEBINAR: “Current Trends in Pay Equity”"Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances" by Scott Cruz for the Illinois Manufacturers' AssociationReginald M. Turner Speaks on WDIV Channel 4 Flashpoint: Healthcare, Russian Politics, Wiretapping, Detroit Hot Topics, March 2017Edward Hammond Featured on WWJ : Is Your Financial Adviser Working In Your Best Interest? February 2017WEBINAR: Do Your Hiring Tests Expose You to EEO Liability? 9.29.16WEBINAR: New White Collar Exemption Regulations - What Does It Mean for Employers? 6.16.16WEBINAR: Are You Ready for an I-9 Audit or ICE Raid? Clark Hill Money & the Law: Kristi Gauthier Speaks Employee Benefit ComplianceCrain's Detroit Business Executive Insights - Keep Growth on the up...and up: How Companies Can Sustain Success