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Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for

Offers broad traditional labor law and employment services to public and private sector clients, with particular activity for prominent automotive companies, nonprofits and healthcare organizations. Exhibits considerable strength in FMLA and ERISA benefits litigation and counseling. Also skilled at taking on collective bargaining mandates and other union-related matters.

Strengths

A source describes the firm as "universally well respected" in the Detroit market.

Another source says: "The team is very effective and understands the Michigan courts."

Work highlights

Successfully defended the University of Michigan against a suit brought by a former professor, who alleged he was constructively dismissed, and his wife, who remained employed by the university. The plaintiffs' claims included allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and defamation.

Notable practitioners

Megan Norris regularly handles employment litigation as well as internal investigations. She has extensive experience representing higher education bodies among other major clients.
"Megan is a fantastic trial attorney and very quick thinker with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law." "She is knowledgeable, responsive and reliable, has excellent judgment and makes it a point to know us as a business."

Scott Eldridge is a key contact for many of the firm's most significant clients and works on a range of employment litigation. He has experience advising higher education institutions as well as municipal and nonprofit organizations.

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Overview

Miller Canfield’s Employment and Labor Group is known for representing a diverse client base that includes large multinational corporations, middle-market private sector companies, small business and non-profits, and public-sector state and municipal entities, K-12 school districts and higher education institutions.

We are also nationally known for deep knowledge and understanding of the complicated rules regarding medical leaves and disability accommodations, and we routinely handle complex, nuanced leave coordination issues.

Our extensive experience representing public-sector clients, including the City of Detroit, universities, school districts and public authorities, gives us a deep understanding of clients’ employment issues, and other related matters such as governance, constitutional issues, Title IX and Open Meetings Act/Freedom of Information Act.

Additionally, we are known as a leader in labor relations counseling in both the public and private sectors. We have represented numerous employers in complex labor matters, including the City of Detroit as it emerged from bankruptcy.

Members

Schwartz, Brian (Head of Department)

Crockett, Michelle

Eldridge, Scott R.

Kopacz, Samantha

McCamman, Kurt

Norris, Megan P

Robakiewicz, Kamil

Sabourin, Jennifer

Schultz, Leigh

Sherwood, Kurt

Warren, Richard

Zielinski, Robert

Clients

City of Detroit

Denver Wholesale Florist Co.

Lansing Board of Wter and Light

Lowes Companies LLC

Michigan High School Athletics Association

Michigan Secretary of State

Michigan State University

Phillips Pet Food Supplies

University of Michigan

Industries

Automotive

Banking/Financial Services

Energy

Government

Healthcare

Higher Education

Insurance

K-12 Education

Manufacturing

Nonprofits

Professional Services

Retail

Transportation

Utilities

Labor & Employment

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

firm
Location

150 West Jefferson

Suite 2500

Detroit

Michigan

USA

MI 48226

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Michigan

Labor & Employment


Megan P Norris
Band 1
Scott R. Eldridge
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