Michigan still fights ‘brain drain,’ although outlook has improved

March 28, 2019

MLive

Brian McVicar

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The Detroit Regional Chamber has launched a similar campaign.

Letsdetroit.com, also launched last fall, aims to attract and retain recent college graduates by connecting them with other young professionals and spotlighting neighborhoods and networking opportunities. It includes a feature called “Text a Detroiter,” which enables users to text an “ambassador to get information and recommendations about the things you care about.”

Judging the impact of the site is difficult, because “we haven’t made a huge marketing push yet,” Handel said.

“We’re still kind of tweaking the website and getting feedback on it,” he said. “But it’s picking up traction.”

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Three Foster Swift Attorneys Named to dbusiness 2019 Top Lawyers

Foster Swift attorneys Michael R. Blum, Lisa J. Hamameh and Frank T. Mamat have been named to the 2019 Top Lawyers list by dbusiness magazine. The dbusiness Top Lawyers list is a peer review survey that polls 19,000 attorneys throughout five counties in the metro Detroit area, among 50 legal specialties. All three attorneys practice from the firm’s Southfield office.

Blum is listed in the area of Labor and Employment Law and practices in the areas of labor law, employment law for both private and public employers, employment litigation and alternative dispute resolutions.

Hamameh is listed as a Top Lawyer in two categories: Land Use and Zoning law and Municipal Law. She complements her practice in the related areas of municipal law, representing cities, townships and villages; liquor licensing law; as well as condominium and homeowners’ association law.

Mamat is also listed in the area of Labor and Employment Law. Mamat focuses his practice on complex labor issues with a special focus on union matters, contract negotiations, OSHA and MIOSHA matters and unfair labor practice litigation among others.

For more information on dbusiness Top Lawyers, visit dbusiness.com.

American Society of Employers’ (ASE’s) Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey results for second quarter 2018 see a decrease in the business outlook for manufacturing

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has released its 2018 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Second Quarter results.

Highlights of ASE’s 2018 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Second Quarter:

• Although most employers (55%) see no change in their future business outlook, a closer look at the data shows a negative trend in the economic outlook. Specifically, 15% of participants report worsening forecasts, up from just 10% in the previous quarter.
• Much of the decrease in business outlook was seen in the manufacturing sector. 18% of employers in that group report that their business outlook is declining. This compares to just 11% from the previous quarter.
• 71% of employers expect hiring levels to remain the same over the next six months. The number of employers expecting hiring levels to stay the same saw a 7% increase from the previous quarter.
• Data from the survey shows that the Production / Maintenance job function experienced the most significant turnover this quarter followed by Engineering.
• The Engineering job family was rated (41%) as the top “in demand” job function, followed by Sales / Marketing (30%) and Production / Maintenance (29%).
• Most participants (55%) indicated that the Trump administration’s trade tariffs have had no impact on their organization. Just 16% reported a negative impact.
• However, when asked if the tariff will have some future impact, 51% of manufacturing organizations responded, “Don’t Know.”

The survey results were announced by ASE President and CEO, Mary E. Corrado. “The business outlook data among the manufacturing sector is concerning given its importance to our region. Hiring appears to be plateauing in the face of economic uncertainty,” she stated.

Background information on the ASE 2018 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Second Quarter

• 127 organizations from across Michigan participated.
• Organizations with one to 500 Michigan employees made up more than 83% of the survey sample, while organizations with 501 to 1,000 Michigan employees represented 10% of the sample. The remaining 7% of the sample comes from organizations with more than 1,000 Michigan employees.
• A variety of industries are represented, with manufacturing organizations representing just over 56% of the survey sample.

To obtain a copy of ASE’s 2018 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Second Quarter, contact ASE’s Compensation and Benefits Surveys department at surveys@aseonline.org or 248.223.8051. This survey is available free of charge to ASE members and is $525 for non-members.


About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
Celebrating 115 years, the American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

Nemeth Law founder listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Patricia Nemeth, founder of Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. Nemeth was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law–Management; Labor Law–Management; and Litigation–Labor and Employment. She has been included on the Best Lawyers’ list since 2010.

Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is now the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth is an arbitrator and a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation, including employment. Her areas of legal expertise include all aspects of traditional labor and employment litigation law, including complex employment investigations and analyses, discrimination/harassment, age, disability, sex, race, whistleblowers, wrongful discharge, union organizing activities and union issues, and multi-party lawsuits.

Nemeth holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate and LLM in Labor Law from Wayne State University School of Law. In April 2016, she received a Distinguished Alumni award from the Wayne State University School of Law at its annual Treasure of Detroit celebration, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the practice of law, as well as the growth and success of the Law School. In addition to being included on the Best Lawyers list, Nemeth is a multiple Michigan Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers honoree. She is an ABA Foundation Fellow and a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal and the United States Supreme Court Bar.


About Best Lawyers®
Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer reviews, using a sophisticated and transparent survey process. The methodology is designed to capture as accurately as possible the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area. More information is available at the Best Lawyers website.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Established in 1992, Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

 

Nemeth Law attorneys discuss timely labor and employment topics in second quarter 2018

Attorneys with Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., made several presentations during the second quarter of 2018. The discussions covered a variety of employment law topics:

• President and founder Patricia Nemeth spoke on Resolving Tough Cases through Mediation at the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association on June 6 in Birmingham, Mich.
• Partner Terry Bonnette and Senior Attorney Nick Huguelet presented Virtual Employment Revisited as part of Nemeth Law’s ongoing Raising the Bar legal education series for employers, held in Troy, Mich. on May 23.
• Senior Attorney Nick Huguelet was a presenter on Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause in Labor Arbitration at an American Arbitration Association regional program held in Novi, Mich. on May 10.

In addition, Nemeth Law’s videos and blog posts continue to cover timely topics in employment law, including updates to the law on unpaid internships, the Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop and tips for managing the challenges of summer attire in the office. Videos can be viewed on the Nemeth Law YouTube channel and employment law blogs can be read here.


About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Established in 1992, Nemeth Law specializes in workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law, management consultation/training for private and public sector employers, and arbitration and mediation. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

 

Sara M. Moore joins Nemeth Law as Senior Attorney

Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., is pleased to announce that Sara M. Moore has joined the firm as a senior attorney. Moore’s diverse background as a litigator and general practitioner encompasses the areas of employment, whistle blowing, contract matters, municipal and family law. At Nemeth Law, Moore will focus on labor and employment and commercial/contract issues for employers.

Prior to joining Nemeth Law, Moore was an associate attorney at two Metro Detroit law firms. While a legal clerk in the City of Dearborn’s Corporation Counsel, Moore played a leading role in the litigation of two significant Whistleblower Protection Act cases. Her legal experience also includes negotiated settlements for clients on collection matters, employment contracts and professional malpractice defense.

Moore holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. with distinction in Communication Studies also from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is licensed to practice in the Eastern and Western Federal District Courts of Michigan. Moore also served as a Wayne County Court Appointed Special Advocate in 2012-2013.


About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Established in 1992, Nemeth Law specializes in workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law, management consultation/training for private and public sector employers, and arbitration and mediation. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

 

Employment Attorney Re-elected as Chairman

Foster Swift Labor & Employment attorney, Frank T. Mamat, was recently re-elected as Chairman of the Education Foundation for the American Society of Employers (ASE), a position he has held since 2006. In addition, Frank has also been accepted as a member of the Private Directors Association.

The ASE is a non-profit employer association that focuses on the ever-changing workforce environment so that member organizations can cost-effectively get the relevant information, programs and counsel they need to become employers of choice and help meet their business objectives.

The Private Directors Association provides a national network where executives and professionals interested in board service can find and meet with those that are interested in securing exceptional board members.

Annually selected as one of the top 100 Labor Lawyers in the US by the Labor Relations Institute, Frank focuses his practice on complex labor issues, with a special focus on union matters, contract negotiations and unfair labor practice litigation among other areas. Frank is an alum of Syracuse University College of Law and is a certified Mediator and Arbitrator and Adjunct Professor of Law at Wayne State University.

JVS Seeks Employers for May 9 Job Fair in Southfield

Are you hiring? Participate in JVS’s 5th annual job fair on May 9 in Southfield to connect with hundreds of potential employees.

Employers: fill your job openings by meeting and prescreening job candidates at the 5th annual JVS Job Connection from 9 a.m.- noon, May 9, at the Southfield Pavilion in Southfield. A few recruitment booths for companies are still available.

Open to the general public and veterans at no charge, the job fair is expected to attract hundreds of job seekers.
Job Connection will feature more than 40 companies including Henry Ford Health System, Oakland County, Tapper’s, Elba Laboratories, City of Southfield, Robert Half and more. Companies interested in participating may contact Angela Bevak at abevak@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4482. See flyer for more information. (bit.ly/FindGreatEmployees2018)

JVS, a career resource for job seekers and employers, sponsors the event in partnership with Oakland County Michigan Works!, the City of Southfield and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.


About JVS
Celebrating 75 years of helping metropolitan Detroiters realize their life’s potential, JVS is an award-winning human services organization with four main locations in the metro area. Through a variety of programs designed to help people maximize their self-sufficiency, the agency helps job seekers jump-start their job searches, provides jobs and meaningful programs for people with disabilities and helps seniors remain active and engaged.

Nemeth Law included on U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2018 list of “Best Law Firms”

Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has again been recognized as a tier-one law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2018 list of “Best Law Firms.”

Nemeth Law is ranked Tier 1 in the metropolitan rankings in the category of employment law – management and labor law management. The metropolitan rankings encompass 185 major U.S. markets.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by the law firms themselves. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.

To be eligible for consideration in “Best Law Firms,” a firm must have at least one attorney listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the US. In August, Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law, P.C., was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Nemeth was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation- Labor and Employment. It was Nemeth’s sixth year on the Best Lawyers’ list. She founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

The 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings are available at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/. More information on the 2018 “Best Law Firms” methodology is available here.


About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Celebrating 25 years in 2017, Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth Law founder listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

Patricia Nemeth, founder of Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Nemeth was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law–Management; Labor Law–Management; and Litigation–Labor and Employment. This is Nemeth’s sixth year on the Best Lawyers’ list.
Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is now the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth is an arbitrator and a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation, including employment. Her areas of legal expertise include all aspects of traditional labor and employment litigation law, including complex employment investigations and analyses, discrimination/harassment, age, disability, sex, race, whistleblowers, wrongful discharge, union organizing activities and union issues, and multi-party lawsuits.

Nemeth holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate and LLM in Labor Law from Wayne State University School of Law. In April 2016, she received a Distinguished Alumni award from the Wayne State University School of Law at its annual Treasure of Detroit celebration, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the practice of law, as well as the growth and success of the Law School. Nemeth is an ABA Foundation Fellow and a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal and the United States Supreme Court Bar.


About Best Lawyers®
Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer reviews, using a sophisticated and transparent survey process. The methodology is designed to capture as accurately as possible the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area. More information is available at the Best Lawyers website.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Celebrating 25 years in 2017, Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.