Employment & Labor Law

Employment & Labor LawThe success of any organization depends on its people, but effectively managing your workforce in compliance with governing laws and regulations is no easy task. That’s why you can rely on us.

The attorneys at Shelton & Deon have decades of experience counseling publicly-held corporations, closely-held companies of all sizes, small business and startups, and non-profits in a variety of workplace issues.

Through the years, we’ve provided clients with proactive employment counsel involving:

  • Employment policies and handbooks
  • Hiring, termination, and equal employment opportunity procedures
  • Sexual harassment and equal opportunity employment policies
  • Training and workshops for managers and supervisors
  • Risk management and litigation prevention
  • Employment contracts and confidentiality, intellectual property, and arbitration agreements
  • Trade secret, non-compete, and non-solicitation protections
  • Independent investigations

When employer-employee disagreements cannot be resolved amicably, we appear in state and federal courts in Michigan and elsewhere to aggressive pursue our clients’ rights in litigation involving:

  • Discrimination based on race, gender, orientation, age, disability, religion, national origin
  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment and hostile work environment allegations
  • Wage, hour, and overtime violations
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Family & Medical Leave Act violations
  • Breach of employment contract

Administrative proceedings are the proper venue for many employment disputes, and we frequently appear before the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC), the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in matters involving:

  • Unfair labor practice allegations
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Grievances and arbitrations

Navigating the laws that impact today’s workplace can be daunting and complicated. Trust the attorneys at Shelton & Deon to help protect your organization from avoidable risk and get the most from your people on your path to success.