October 22, 2020

Virtual Event: Labor and employment law in Michigan: 2020 challenges and beyond

Between new employer testing and safety requirements, ongoing changes in unemployment benefits and medical leave policies, and racial/gender discrimination in the spotlight, being an employer in Michigan has never been more confusing or complex. And for labor and employment legal professionals, there’s never been a busier season.

Panelists include:

John F. Koryto, Member at Miller Johnson
A law practitioner since 1992, John has concentrated his legal representation on the areas of immigration law and employment law. In the area of employment law, John counsels employers on a variety of issues, from employment contracts to harassment claims and wrongful discharge claims to employer eligibility.

Mark C. Knoth, Member at Kerr Russell
With over 20 years of experience, Mark chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and advises business professionals on a wide range of workplace issues from civil rights and anti-discrimination laws to veteran issues and union organizing. Mark’s broad range of experience also includes traditional labor relations matters such as negotiating collective bargaining agreements and contract interpretation grievances in labor arbitration.

Richard Warren, Principal and Group Leader at Miller Canfield
Richard defends employers facing all types of wrongful discharge lawsuits, including discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims filed by employees. He also has a wealth of experience handling non-competition litigation and defending employers faced with complex and class action cases, including age discrimination, race discrimination and retiree health benefit claims.

The panel will be moderated by Kate Bally, Head of Labor & Employment at Thomson Reuters Practical Law and former employment law practitioner.

Register HERE.

Head shot of Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellow, Mark Knoth of Kerr RussellMark C. Knoth chairs the firm’s Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits & ERISA Practice Group. He counsels and advises business owners, managers and human resources professionals on workplace issues. These include 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.

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