Michigan Court of Appeals Rules That Retirees Are Not Entitled to Lifetime Retiree Healthcare Benefits

Keller Thoma is pleased to report that it had a significant victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals on behalf of one of our municipal clients. On October 15, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its unpublished opinion in City of Wayne Retiree… Read More
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Sixth Circuit Rules that Title VII’s Statute of Limitations Cannot be Contractually Shortened

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued in a recent published opinion in Logan v MGM Grand Detroit Casino that the statute of limitations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”) could not be contractually shortened by an employment a… Read More
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Recent Court of Appeals' Decision Affecting Recoupment of an Overpayment of Workers' Disability Compensation Benefits

The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a decision for publication on September 10, 2019, in the case of Fisher v Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital and State of Michigan. The decision affects an employer’s or insurance carrier’s ability to see… Read More
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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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