Attorney Steve Schwartz wins in the Court of Appeals

                Employment lawsuits based upon claims of discrimination or breach of contract expose employers to significant liability.  Defense of those lawsuits are time consuming and distract key management’s focus from the core…
Categories: Case Alerts, KT

Recent 6th Circuit Case Has Implications For Retiree Healthcare Benefits

The Sixth Circuit has issued a decision which significantly impacts the question of whether retiree healthcare benefits provided under expired collective bargaining agreements are vested for life, or whether the benefits can later be altered or elimi…
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KELLER THOMA CLIENT PREVAILS IN SIGNIFICANT ARBITRATION CASE REGARDING PROHIBITED SUBJECTS OF BARGAINING IN TEACHER LAYOFFS

In a recently issued Arbitration Opinion and Award, one of Keller Thoma’s school district clients prevailed in a case involving teacher layoffs, which is a prohibited subject of bargaining under Michigan’s Public Employment Relations Act (PERA).…
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Keller Thoma Client Prevails in Arbitration Case Involving Health Care Changes Required by the Affordable Care Act

Conflicts between bargaining agreements and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are becoming increasingly common – especially where the agreement lists specific plans or benefits. A Keller Thoma client recently prevailed in a labor…
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