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Clark Hill Attorneys Marshall W. Grate and Joseph B. Urban to Present During the MSBO Financial Strategies Conference on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 10, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Clark Hill attorneys Marshall W. Grate and Joseph B. Urban will present during the MSBO Financial Strategies Conference on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Grate and Urban will discuss hot issues in bargaining, including negotiating benefits and teacher attendance. 

Grate specializes his practice in public school law, labor and employment law, municipal corporations, and private sector employers. He has broad experience in all labor and employment matters, and focuses on school code compliance, FERPA, constitutional legal issues that affect public schools, personnel administration, wage and hour issues, employment discrimination (EEOC), teacher tenure cases, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), unfair labor practices, collective bargaining, mediation, fact finding and labor arbitration. Grate has successfully defended clients in both bench and jury trials and administrative proceedings. 

Urban routinely represents school employers in the areas of collective bargaining, grievances and arbitration, unfair labor practices, wrongful discharge and the day-to-day matters arising in personnel administration. With respect to education law, Urban regularly counsels school districts and public school academies in the operational issues involved in administering educational organizations, including compliance with the Revised School Code, the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and other laws governing public bodies.

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