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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Michigan Legislature Amends State Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws

On December 14, 2018, Governor Snyder signed two bills that significantly weaken previously-enacted legislation regarding minimum wage and paid sick leave. In September 2018, the Michigan Legislature passed the minimum wage and paid sick leave laws i… Read More
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Investigation Shows High Failure Rate of Spinal Cord Stimulators

A yearlong joint investigation of the global medical devices industry was recently concluded in November 2018. That investigation was spearheaded by the Associated Press and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which is comprise… Read More
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Implications for Employers following Passage of Proposal 1, Permitting Recreational Marijuana Use

On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters passed Proposal 1, known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (“the Act”), legalizing marijuana for adult recreation use. While much of the Act addresses the decriminalization of marijuana,… 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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Second Circuit Holds Title VII Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation "Because of . . . Sex."

On February 26, 2018 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that Title VII protects against all discrimination “because of . . . sex” and that sexual orientation discrimination is a subset of sex discrimination. In Estate… Read More
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Michigan Legislature Passes “Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act”

On December 12, 2017, the Michigan Legislature passed a package of Bills to amend various public sector retirement statutes and to create the “Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act.” The package is expected to be signed by the G… Read More
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Michigan Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Separation Records for Law Enforcement Officers

On October 17, 2017, the Governor signed Public Act No. 128 known as the “Law Enforcement Officer Separation of Service Record Act,” requiring that former employing law enforcement agencies maintain records of the reasons for separation of a law… Read More
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