Keller Thoma has an extensive employment law practice that includes both regular consultation with employers regarding their day-to-day employment law issues and the representation of employers before administrative bodies and courts.
Keller Thoma employment attorneys aggressively defend employers in state and federal courts against the entire array of claims that creative plaintiffs attempt to bring. Among the many claims we have defended are those for:
Members of the firm regularly practice before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, Civil Service Commissions, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
The use of arbitration, facilitation, and mediation to resolve employment disputes has grown increasingly popular in the past five years. Keller Thoma has a wealth of experience in all areas of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and is equipped to make evaluations and recommendations as to their effectiveness in a given case, as well as to represent clients in such matters.
Members of the firm have successful experience litigating class action employment cases in Michigan and nationwide.
One of the most important functions that Keller Thoma lawyers perform for employers is day-to-day counseling. Our lawyers help solve problems and advise clients how to minimize risk with respect to issues such as employee discipline, harassment, drug testing, trade secrets, and workplace violence and keep clients abreast of the ever-changing maze of state and federal laws and regulations, including:
The firm conducts and assists in audits of employment practices, including Wage and Hour audits and EEO practice audits.
Firm lawyers regularly draft employee handbooks and work rules. Keller Thoma lawyers also frequently review and update those documents for employers.
The firm represents employers in investigations or proceedings involving alleged violations of OSHA or MIOSHA.
Members of the firm regularly counsel employers regarding compliance with Title VII, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Act. Our proactive approach with clients is the best way to prevent lawsuits and to help ensure a victory in the event a claim is filed.
Members of the firm have experience representing clients engaged in workforce reductions and assisting clients in complying with applicable laws.
Lawyers of the firm have experience drafting and negotiating severance agreements relating to employment terminations ranging from lower-level employees to presidents of major corporations.
We welcome you to contact Keller Thoma if we may be of assistance to you in an employment matter. Based in Southfield, Michigan, we work with employers in the Detroit area, throughout the state of Michigan, and in neighboring states.