Our firm represents employer interests in both the private and public sectors. We work with employers to develop employment practices and policies that comply with federal, state and local employment-related statutes. These include the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), Title VII and other civil rights statutes.
Employment matters for which we provide skilled assistance include those listed below:
- pay practices
- age discrimination defense
- race discrimination defense
- sex discrimination defense
- religious discrimination defense
- sexual harassment defense
- employee severance agreements
- wage and hour matters
- OSHA issues
- non-compete agreements
- non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements
- executive compensation agreements
We also advise and consult our clients with respect to the design, implementation and administration of employment contracts, employee handbooks, employment policies and procedures, as well as severance plans and programs.
While Abbott, Thomson & Beer is well known for its representation of employers in employment law matters, we also represent employees who have suffered adverse employment actions as a result of workplace discrimination or unlawful employment practices. We do, when the circumstances merit it, represent employees in claims involving wrongful termination, unlawful discrimination and whistleblower protection act violations.
Abbott, Thomson & Beer is one of the only firms in the Jackson area with extensive experience handling labor law matters for our clients. Our lawyers assist clients with negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, mediation and arbitration of grievances and contract disputes, and with respect to unfair labor practice charges. We have in-depth knowledge of labor law, and we use this knowledge to protect our clients' interests. When necessary, the firm represents clients in administrative proceedings before the Michigan Employment Relations Commission and National Labor Relations Board, as well as in federal and state courts.
Contact Abbott, Thomson & Beer by calling 517-917-0946 or toll free at 877-893-0898 or by contacting us online to speak with a Jackson, Michigan, employment attorney regarding your legal needs.