Michigan Supreme Court Finds That Retirees Are Not Entitled to Lifetime Healthcare Benefits

On May 30, 2019, the Michigan Supreme Court issued its published opinion in Kendzierski v Macomb County, ruling that the County had not promised to provide retirees with lifetime healthcare benefits. The plaintiffs, a group of retirees, had argued th… Read More
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Michigan Court of Appeals Rules Employer’s Rescission of Conditional At-Will Employment Offer Did Not Violate the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

On April 23, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its published opinion in Eplee v City of Lansing, ruling that the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) did not provide the plaintiff a legal basis to sue the defendant based on the defendant’… Read More
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Nancy L. Niemela joins Keller Thoma

Keller Thoma is pleased to announce that Nancy L. Niemela, specializing in labor relations, municipal law and employment litigation, has joined our firm. Read More
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Supreme Court Ends Agency Fee Deductions for Public Sector Unions

On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled on the Janus v. AFSCME case; in a 5-4 decision, the Court overruled Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U.S. 209 (1977), holding that automatic agency-fee deductions violate public employees’ First Amendme… Read More
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Schultz and Young has merged their law firm with Keller Thoma

5/7/18 – Keller Thoma is pleased to announce that Schultz and Young, P.C. has merged their law firm with Keller Thoma.  Keller Thoma is happy to welcome Gregory T. Schultz and Elizabeth A. Young.  With Gregg, joining the firm as a Partner, a… Read More
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Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Case Regarding PA 152, Grants Leave in Shelby Township v Command Officers Association of Michigan

On February 3, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court granted Shelby Township’s application for leave to appeal the December 15, 2015 Court of Appeals judgment affirming the MERC decision in the matter of Shelby Township v Command Officers of Michigan, 2… Read More
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New I-9 Form Required

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of the Form I-9 (version dated 11/14/2016) which must be filled out for all new employees hired on or after 1/22/2017 and for reverification of current employees wh… Read More
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Further Protection for Family Assets

On December 8, 2016, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 0597, the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act, into law, which became Public Act 0330 of 2016.  This Act validates the formation of asset protection trusts in Michigan and makes qualified contr… Read More
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DOJ and DOE Extend Broad Protections to Transgender Students

On May 13, 2016, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued a “Dear Colleague” letter extending broad protections to transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (“Title IX”). According to… Read More
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KT Attorney Lauri Read Wins Significant Workers Compensation Trial

Lauri Read recently tried a case testing the definition of disability under Stokes v Chrysler Corp as codified in the Michigan Worker’s Disability Compensation Act 2011 amendments. The trial included fourteen medical and vocational depositions, ove… Read More
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