PSED attorneys provide work related legal advice and assistance to private and public sectors in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, from pre-hire to post-termination. We provide sound, practical and proactive legal advice to clients in limiting their exposure and avoiding litigation and other adversarial proceedings. Work related legal services include:

  • Providing work related legal advice on best practices and changes in the law and ensuring that our clients have the compliance documents they need on hand before the employment relationship begins
  • Drafting, advising and updating employee handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, theAmericans With Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act and the Public Employment Relations Act, the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour requirements
  • Preparing legal documentation during the employment process including offer letters, non-compete and confidentiality agreements or independent contractor agreements, separation agreements and releases
  • Providing pre and post-termination counseling for employers
  • Counseling clients on severance pay, reductions in force, early retirement plans, plant closings, and work related statutory obligations
  • Providing counsel and advocacy to both private and public sector employers in traditional labor law involving union representation (hearings, elections and campaigns), collective bargaining, contract negotiations, administration of collective bargaining agreements, picketing and injunctions
  • Representing public sector unions in education such as the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and the American Association of University Professors
  • Representing K-12 teachers and faculty in tenure matters, and K-12 teachers in certification matters before the Michigan Department of Education
  • Representing employers in administrative proceedings and in state and federal court on the full range of labor and -work related legal issues
  • Arbitration and Mediation in various work related legal issues
  • Representing employers, employees and unions before the National Labor Relations Board, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, the EEOC, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Teacher Tenure Commission, and similar government agencies.
If you have legal questions about employment or are in need of work related legal advice, Contact PSED Law Now!