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USA Michigan Labor & Employment

In Chambers USA, Labor - as distinct from employment – refers to the representation of corporates in their dealings with labor unions, including collective bargaining negotiations, strike avoidance and NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) proceedings. The section also covers wage and hour class and collective actions, as well as OSHA (Occupational health and safety act) and other workplace safety issues, which are also recognised in the Nationwide Occupational Safety and Health section. Employment covers litigation related to sex, race, age and national origin discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and employment-related restrictive covenants. This section also covers non-contentious matters relating to day-to-day business issues as well as workforce restructuring, and employment issues related to mergers and takeovers. Lawyers also advise on the writing of policy handbooks for major corporates and HR training.

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Band 1
  1. Kienbaum Hardy Viviano Pelton & Forrest, P.L.C.
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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    Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Distinguished firm handling a wide range of matters for regional and national employers. Particularly recognized for its prowess in labor relations and employment disputes as well as claims brought under the FLSA and Civil Rights Act. Industry expertise covers chemicals and education, and especially well known for its work advising on traditional labor issues in the healthcare sector.
  2. Butzel Long
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    Butzel Long
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Well-established regional firm with significant trial experience before a range of state and federal administrative bodies. Routinely advises on labor relations and often provides comprehensive human resources training to major employers. Skilled at handling union-related issues, including organizational drives, strikes and collective bargaining negotiations. Works with a diverse client base, and adept at handling issues for those in the higher education sector.
  3. Clark Hill PLC
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    Clark Hill PLC
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Comprehensive practice capable of handling a multitude of labor and employment issues including discrimination, wrongful termination and employee benefits disputes. Frequently acts for airlines, construction companies, hospitals and medical centers. Advises executives and managers, in addition to public and private employers. Also highly skilled at taking on traditional labor matters, such as collective bargaining and strike avoidance.
  4. Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
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    Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    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.
  5. Varnum LLP
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Bodman PLC
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    Bodman PLC
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded practice representing clients such as banking institutions, charitable organizations and government entities in a variety of labor and employment cases. Particular strengths include equal employment opportunity actions, labor negotiations and employee benefits work. Especially known for advising healthcare, religious and educational entities.
  2. Dickinson Wright PLLC
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    Dickinson Wright PLLC
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Broad practice known for its expert handling of labor and employment, employee benefits and immigration issues for a diverse client roster. Frequently advises clients in the public and private sectors on labor relations, health and retirement plans, and health and safety compliance. Regularly acts for public and private businesses in the healthcare, automotive, retail and food and drink industries.
  3. Fisher Phillips
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    Fisher Phillips
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    National labor and employment specialist with a growing presence in Michigan. Regularly appears before the EEOC and DOL, as well as state and federal courts, in an array of labor and employment disputes. Well known for its work engaging in negotiations with unions, and is also skilled at taking on immigration-related matters. Acts for local and national employers in the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare and media industries.
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    Jackson Lewis P.C.
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Well-established national labor and employment boutique with offices in both Detroit and Grand Rapids. Its Michigan team is well acquainted with the needs of clients in the automotive sector, and offers considerable expertise in regard to discrimination and workplace harassment claims. Also highly experienced in labor work, including collective bargaining matters and NLRB proceedings.
  5. Dykema Gossett PLLC
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  6. Honigman LLP
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  7. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3