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Clark Hill Attorneys Marshall W. Grate and Kara T. Rozin to Present "Emerging Issues Under PA 349, Financial Cost of Absenteeism and FLMA Update"

March 2, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Clark Hill attorneys Marshall W. Grate and Kara T. Rozin will present Emerging Issues Under PA 349, Financial Cost of Absenteeism and FLMA Update at the Southwestern Michigan School Business Officials 63rd Annual Mid-Winter Conference. Their discussion will address key FMLA issues, employee attendance, right to work, union dues vs. non-union dues and more. The conference will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Western Michigan University, Bernhard Center in Kalamazoo, MI. 

Grate, a Senior Attorney in Clark Hill’s Grand Rapids office, is a member of the Education & Municipal Law, and Labor & Employment Law practice groups. Grate is an ATIXA certified Title IX investigator. He specializes his practice in public school law, labor and employment law, municipal corporations, and private sector employers. Grate 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.

Rozin, a Senior Attorney in the firm's Education Practice Group, dedicates her legal practice to enriching the quality of education for students by assisting educators in state and federal legal matters. She represents Michigan public school districts and private employers in an array of labor and employment law and litigation matters. For the last eight years, Rozin has defended school districts and employers in claims alleging employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, violation of constitutional or civil rights, sexual harassment, intentional torts and other related matters. Rozin also serves to protect the interests of school districts and private employers during quasi-judicial proceedings such as investigations by the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. These investigations include Complaints alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, Title IX, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

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