Michael A. Shadiack is a partner in and the Chair of Connell Foley LLP's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group. He represents privately-owned businesses, international corporations, non-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education.
Mr. Shadiack has extensive experience in defending employers in litigation in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies. He provides pro-active and preventative compliance counseling to employers on a wide array of personnel and benefit issues with a focus on assisting them in making employment-related decisions intended to avoid or reduce the risks of litigation. Mr. Shadiack also drafts practical employee handbooks customized to the employer’s specific business practices.
The author of numerous articles and professional materials, Mr. Shadiack presents nationally and regionally on traditional and cutting-edge employment topics. He conducts on-site training programs on behalf of employers on topics such as: preventing workplace harassment, hiring and firing best practices, avoiding retaliation and discrimination in the workplace, managing employee medical leaves, performance evaluation best practices, implementing effective employee discipline, and formulating employee handbooks.