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Clark 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

April 20, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Clark Hill attorneys James R. Stadler and Nicole M. Paterson will present an Employment Law Update to the Mid Michigan Human Resource Association (MMHRA) on April 21, 2015 in Clare, Michigan. MMHRA is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management and fosters the advancement of HR professionals by providing a regional opportunity for collaboration, networking, learning, and leadership development. For more information or registration, please visit

Stadler is a Member in Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment practice group in the firm’s Grand Rapids, Michigan office. He represents private and public sector management interests in labor and employment relations matters including: collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, interest arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, lockouts, civil rights charges, Family and Medical Leave Act compliance and disputes, wage and hour compliance and investigations, WARN compliance, employment terminations, workforce reductions, employment policies, practices and procedures, and other labor and employment-related matters involving federal and state labor and employment laws.

Stadler is a member of the American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association and the Grand Rapids Bar Association and each of their labor and employment law sections. Stadler is also a member of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section’s Committee on Fair Labor Standards Legislation which focuses on wage and hour laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, WARN and the Polygraph Protection Act.

Stadler is a frequent speaker at seminars on various topics within his areas of expertise. Stadler also offers customized management training programs on a variety of employment-related topics.

Stadler has an “AV” rating, the highest rating for attorneys for knowledge and skills in his practice area and for ethics.

Paterson is an Associate with the Labor and Employment Practice Group in Clark Hill’s Grand Rapids office. Paterson focuses her practice on defending employers before the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. She has experience advising employers on employment matters including disciplinary matters, handbook and policy reviews, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and unemployment insurance.

Paterson graduated cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where she received a Honors Scholarship. During law school, Paterson won the intra-school Moot Court competition and was a regional semi-finalist in the ABA National Moot Court competition. In addition, she was recognized with the Melissa M. Mitchell Leadership award for her contribution to the Moot Court program. While in law school, Paterson completed an internship at a Grand Rapids labor and employment firm.

Prior to earning her Juris Doctorate, Paterson worked for more than six years in Human Resources, including as a Generalist in a hospital setting. Nicole is an active member of the community and volunteers for various community organizations including Michigan Youth in Government.

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