Find Lawyers in Southfield, Michigan for Employment Law - Management
Practice Area Overview
Employment law is the practice area of lawyers who advise employers about workplace related issues.
Regulations governing the way employees are hired, managed, disciplined, and terminated are complex and constantly evolving. These laws affect companies differently depending on size, industry, and workforce makeup. Businesses must ensure that employment policies, training program, and everyday practices are in compliance – or risk crippling lawsuits. Employment law practices emphasize preventive counseling to minimize liability and potential business interruption for employers. Employment law audits are frequently utilized to expose problem areas before they become legal nightmares.
Despite the best efforts of conscientious employers to comply with the law and to treat employees fairly, lawsuits can occur. Such suits present problems both obvious – large verdicts, for example – and more insidious – such as the waste of management’s time and resources which can interfere with productive, efficient business operation. This ever-increasing scope of employment litigation intersects with virtually all types of business litigation including class actions, products liability, premises liability, traditional torts, and business contract disputes of all types. The employment litigation practice continues to expand with each new right or legal obligation enacted by federal and state legislators or recognized by the courts.
Maurice G. Jenkins is Principal Attorney of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered the premier professional organization of preeminent trial lawyers in the United States and Canada. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years’ trial experience before they may be considered for Fellowship. For over 30 years Mr. Jenkins has advised and represented employers in a wide array of industries with respect to labor and employment law matters. He...
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