Anne-Marie V. Welch
Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch defends employers in lawsuits and administrative proceedings against wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and related statutory and tort claims.
To prevent lawsuits and promote positive workplaces, Anne-Marie routinely counsels management regarding labor and employment best practices, including recruiting; employment and independent contractor agreements; wage and hour matters; recordkeeping; handbooks; union negotiations; leave administration; employee counseling, discipline, terminations and grievances; and, reductions in force. Anne-Marie also serves as a corporate trainer and investigator for many private and public sector employers. Anne-Marie is an ATIXA certified Title IX investigator and hearing officer.
Anne-Marie has gained significant expertise in servicing the healthcare, education, nonprofit, manufacturing, and construction industries.
She also has significant experience in assisting Michigan public school employees in appeals of determinations made by the Office of Retirement Services and decisions made by the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System Board of Review.
Named among Best Lawyers in America – Employment Law-Management by Best Lawyers (2021)
Chambers USA – Labor & Employment (Michigan) (2021), Up-and-Coming Individual (2020)
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
Super Lawyers – Labor & Employment Defense (2009-Present)
DBusiness Top Lawyer, Labor & Employment (2014, 2016)
DBusiness and Hour Magazine, Top Women Attorneys in Michigan (2014-Present)
Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyer 2013
AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Fellow to the ABA – Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Section (2008-2010)
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Federal Bar Association
American Employment Law Council
Board Member, American Society of Employers
Council Member, State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section
ABA Equal Employment Opportunity Law Section