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Mark Knoth and Kerr Russell support Northville Educational Foundation St. Patrick's Day fundraiser

March 9, 2018

"Northville Educational Foundation's St. Patrick's Day Soiree is right around the corner. Enjoy this evening of friends, food and fun, to celebrate spring and all of the good work done throughout the year to benefit Northville students, educators, and staff." (Ad designed by Nikki Bagdady Horn) 

Meadowbrook Country Club, 40941 W. Eight Mile Road, Northville, MI 48167, March 17, 7 - 11 pm. Register here.

The Guinness Bar is brought to you by Northville Educational Foundation Board President
Mark Knoth and his law firm Kerr, Russell. Erin Go Bragh!

Thanks to those attending the St. Patrick’s Day Soiree and supporting educational excellence for over 7,000 Northville Public Schools students. Your support helps keep the Northville Public Schools at the top of all public or private school rankings, making Northville a better place to live and raise a family!

Kerr Russell is a full service Detroit based law firm established in 1874 representing businesses in: labor & employment matters in addition to construction, real estate, finance, immigration, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, tax, intellectual property and litigation. Mark Knoth leads the firm’s labor and employment law practice group.

Mark has over 20 years of experience representing employers in a wide range of employment and labor law matters.  

On a daily basis, Mark counsels and advises business owners, managers and human resources professionals on workplace issues including civil rights and anti-discrimination laws; employee discipline; wage and hour; overtime; employee leaves; reasonable accommodations; veterans issues; picketing; secondary boycotts;  reductions in force; drug testing; unemployment compensation; affirmative action; and union organizing campaigns, among other matters. He additionally drafts employee policies, handbooks, contracts, and covenants not to compete, and investigates threats of violence, allegations of harassment, and other employee misconduct.

Mark has successfully represented employers in hearings, trials, and appeals in federal and state courts on a variety of employment law claims including, race, sex and national origin cases alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment under Title VII; disability and failure to accommodate claims under the ADA; age discrimination claims under the ADEA; retaliation and failure to reinstate claims under the FMLA; claims alleging failure to pay wages and overtime under the FLSA; employee benefit claims under ERISA; breach of covenants not to compete claims; wrongful termination claims and numerous other State and Federal claims.  A number of cases Mark has successfully handled have become published cases.  Mark represents employers in investigations conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Michigan and US Departments of Labor, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  As a special mediator for the EEOC, Mark facilitates the resolution of charges of discrimination brought against employers. 

Mark’s broad range of experience also includes traditional labor relations matters such as negotiating collective bargaining agreements, trying discharge and contract interpretation grievances in labor arbitration and he appears before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission at unit clarification hearings and union certification elections, and unfair labor practice proceedings

Mark frequently speaks to employer groups, and trains human resources managers on a variety of employment related legal topics. He also writes on subjects related to his practice and is a contributing editor to a nationally recognized publication. Mark is conversational in German.

Mark was named to The Best Lawyers in America®, by Woodward/White, Inc. in the area of management side employment law. He also has been awarded and maintains the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, reflecting preeminence in his legal ability and ethical standards. Mark has also received an Excellent rating through  Mark was also selected by dBusiness Magazine as one of Detroit's Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit for Labor and Employment Law for 2015.

About Kerr Russell ...

We are proud of Detroit. We are proud to have had a seat at the table here since 1874.

Our exceptional attorneys understand the unique challenges facing business leaders. Our legal solutions are prompt, accurate, economical, and focused around your needs in every area, including business law, labor and employment, immigration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, healthcare, medical practices, tax, contract negotiation, restructuring, automotive, manufacturing, and commercial litigation.

Whereas many lawyers merely interpret the law, our attorneys help to make it. We have been involved in some of the most significant legal developments in state business and health care law, and our trial lawyers have been involved in many notable commercial cases in Michigan and other jurisdictions.

In business and legal circles, we are respected for our high standards, quality work, and professional ethics and integrity.

For over 140 years, Detroit has been our home. Detroit will always be our home.



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