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Katherine Cser to present webinar on latest trends in Michigan employment law December 18

October 31, 2017

Gain understanding of the latest developments and challenges facing employers in the State of Michigan.

If you work at or counsel a Michigan-based company, Katherine's presentation will alert you to hot topics in Michigan employment law, along with national topics that may change how you implement workplace policies. There will also be broader national application of the topics discussed.

Notably, this webinar, which will be held December 18 from 1-2:30 pm, will detail impacts from the following: Michigan's wage deduction law and living wage ordinances, the 180 Statute of Limitations and the amount of time employees have to bring an employment lawsuit, employers' compliance with personally protected information requirements, enforceable arbitration agreements, the impacts of telecommuting and striking a balance between culture change and protecting one's organization, implications of medical marijuana cards in the workplace, and expected changes to the National Labor Relations Act and interpretations thereof. Attendees will walk away with immediately actionable input that they can apply to their organizational policies and procedures. There will also be opportunity for Q&A.

You can register here or by calling 866-352-9539 (Discount code: N6069738 - Priority code: 15999).

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe implications of medical marijuana cards.
  • You will be able to identify Michigan's wage deduction law and living wage ordinances.
  • You will be able to discuss disability accommodations.
  • You will be able to review how to protect social security numbers and how employers can comply with Michigan law.


  • Michigan's Wage Deduction Law and Living Wage Ordinances
  • 180 Statute of Limitations and Whether Michigan Employers Can Have Their Employees Agree to Reduce the Amount of Time They Have to Bring an Employment Lawsuit
  • Protecting Social Security Numbers and How Employers Can Comply With Michigan Law
  • Using Arbitration Agreements That Are Enforceable in Michigan
  • Responding to Telecommuting Requests and Trends and Ensuring a Balance Between Culture Change and Protecting the Organization
    • Disability Accommodations
    • Wage and Hour Compliance
    • Potential for Discrimination
  • Implications of Medical Marijuana Cards: Drug Testing, Accommodations, Risks and Liabilities
    • Considerations for Particular Industries
    • Conflicting Agency Requirements and Regulations Such as the Department of Transportation
  • Expected Changes to the National Labor Relations Act and Interpretations of the NLRA, Including Shifts in Philosophy That May Impact the Organized and Non-Unionized Workplaces

About Katherine ...

Katherine F. Cser focuses her practice on labor and employment issues. She counsels and advises business owners, managers and human resources professionals on workplace issues including discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour laws, medical leave laws, among other concerns.

She has also practiced as a commercial litigator on a wide variety of commercial disputes in federal and state courts and arbitral proceedings.  Ms. Cser has experience in commercial transactions litigation, as well as restrictive covenants and intellectual property and related tort claims.

Before joining Kerr Russell, Katherine was an attorney in the New York City office of a national law firm.  In 2014 and 2015, she was named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list.  In 2016 and 2017, Katherine was named to the Michigan Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list.

About Kerr Russell ...

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