Nemeth Law’s Raising the Bar series continues on Oct. 11 with ‘Managing workplace investigations and their role in minimizing poor behavior’

Raising the Bar, an educational series raising employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., returns on Wednesday, October 11, to address the practice of Conducting Workplace Investigations. In this session, Nemeth Law attorneys will conduct a mock investigation and discuss how it may be used as a tool for diminishing the effects of bad behavior when properly managed.

Employers are seeing an uptick in the number of employee complaints about co-workers doing or saying offensive things, according to Terry Bonnette, a partner at Nemeth Law.

“Employers have many questions about how to look into situations where employees are reacting to each other’s vocal personal beliefs; they want to know what measures they can take without crossing the privacy line,” Bonnette said. “A thorough investigation may help in resolving the issue or be used as a valuable defense to a lawsuit, but it could also lose effectiveness if not conducted using appropriate guidelines.”

At the October 11 Raising the Bar, Nemeth Law attorneys will discuss best practices for employers in today’s charged workplace climate. Topics include:

• Pre-Investigation: What warrants an investigation, who should investigate, and how to manage the alleged victim and alleged wrong-doer in the meantime.
• Mock Investigation: How to interview the victim, the witnesses and the accused.
• Privacy, surveillance, off-duty conduct, social media and workplace searches.
• He said/She said: Making credibility determinations during a workplace investigation.
• Preventing retaliation and compliance with the EEOC’s new anti-retaliation guidelines.
• Concluding the investigation: What to include, what not to include and what to share.

Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, October 11, at the Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road, Troy, 48098. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. with one 15-minute break. The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at pperkowski@nemethlawpc.com or call 313.567.5921.


About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Celebrating 25 years in 2017, 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.

Nemeth Law attorneys discuss timely labor and employment topics

Attorneys with Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., made several presentations during the fourth quarter of 2016. The discussions covered a variety of employment law topics:

  • On Nov. 17, partner Terry Bonnette spoke at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) program in Plymouth, Mich. on Anatomy of a Workplace Investigation.
  • On Nov. 16, partner Deborah Brouwer presented the Employer v Employee Side of Social Media Policies at the 29th annual convention and expo of the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA) in Traverse City, Mich.
  • The October 5 Raising the Bar, an educational series on topical employment issues and presented by Nemeth Law, was held in Troy, Mich. Terry Bonnette and associate attorneys Kathleen Gatti and Kellen Myers addressed the topic of Paying the Price for Employees Behaving Badly.

In addition, Nemeth Law’s videos and podcasts covering timely topics in employment law, including holiday party guidelines for employers, joint employment, overtime regulations and voter leave policies, continues. Videos can be viewed on the Nemeth Law YouTube channel.

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.

What employers need to know to remain compliant in 2017 is the focus of Nemeth Law’s Raising the Bar series on Jan. 18

Raising the Bar, an educational series raising employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., returns Jan. 18 to cover the topic of How Labor and Employment Law has Changed Over the Past Year and What You Need to Know to Remain Compliant in 2017.

The past year was a roller coaster ride for employers and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down in 2017, according to Terry Bonnette, a partner at Nemeth Law.

“In mid-2016, the Department of Labor issued new overtime regulations that would have affected 4.2 million exempt salaried employees if those regulations had not been blocked in November by a federal court order. Plus, a Presidential election always brings numerous questions about the new administration’s policies and how they will influence federal agencies, the Supreme Court and multiple areas of labor and employment law – and this election perhaps even more so,” Bonnette said.

At the Jan. 18th Raising the Bar session, Nemeth Law attorneys will discuss how these changes can affect employment practices over the coming year. Topics include:

  • The impact of the new administration on employment, labor and employee benefits law: what employers should expect and what they shouldn’t
  • The current status of the overtime regulations and best practices for employers
  • The EEOC’s new expansive anti-retaliation guidance
  • Transgender employee bathroom access: litigation trends and federal agency guidance
  • Hot Button Issues – the EEOC’s new Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017-2021
  • Sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII: Are protections for LGBT expanding or contracting?
  • Supreme Court, EEOC and NLRB regulatory and litigation updates

Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road, Troy, 48098. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. with one 15-minute break. The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at pperkowski@nemethlawpc.com or call 313.567.5921.

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.

American Society of Employers (ASE) welcomes 15 new members

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, announces 15 organizations joined ASE as members during the third quarter of 2016. The organizations are:

• Arcadia Benefits Group, Inc., a third party administrator (TPA) located in Kalamazoo and providing administration solutions for employer-sponsored benefit programs.
• Holy Cross Services, a faith-based organization whose mission is to bring hope, promote change, and help children and adults live free, healthy and productive lives; based in Clinton, Mich., with agencies throughout SE Michigan.
• Hanon Systems USA, LLC, a producer of compressors, heating, ventilation and air conditioning components, fluid transport components, powertrain cooling components and electric vehicle and hybrid battery cooling components, based in Van Buren Township.
• GEDIA Michigan LP, a specialist in lightweight vehicle body engineering and chassis components and headquartered in Orion Township.
• The JRT Agency, a creative marketing communications company based in Farmington Hills.
• FEV, Inc. designs and develops advanced gasoline, diesel and hybrid powertrains and vehicle systems; its U.S. headquarters is in Auburn Hills.
• Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, provides high quality youth development programs for children ages 6-18 in ten communities throughout the region.
• Plast-O-Foam, LLC, a leading supplier of custom thermoplastic injection molding for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers and based in Clinton Township.
• Mike Morse Law Firm, Michigan’s largest personal injury law firm; based in Southfield
• Adient LTS, the world’s largest automotive seating supplier and based in Detroit.
• Osco Inc., a provider of quality runnerless molding systems, based in Rochester Hills.
• HoMedics, Inc., a provider of health and wellness brands, including home massage products, based in Commerce Township.
• Detroit Athletic Club, long recognized as one of the finest private clubs in the country and located in Detroit.
• AGM Automotive, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of the automotive industry’s most advanced interior technologies and based in Troy.
• Armor Express, providing a full line of body armor and accessories and based in Central Lake.

“ASE’s trend of membership growth in a variety of sectors across the state continued in the third quarter,” Mary E. Corrado, CEO of ASE said. “We welcome these new members and look forward to assisting them in growing their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people through ASE’s wide array of HR services.”

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
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.

The Honorable Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, Set to Deliver American Society of Employers’ (ASE’s) Annual Summit keynote; event will honor the ASE 2016 HR Executives of the Year

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will host its Annual Summit on Thursday, November 3rd at the Detroit Athletic Club from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Honorable Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, will deliver the keynote address. Duggan was elected as Detroit’s Mayor on November 5, 2013 and took office on January 1, 2014. As Mayor, he governs the city where he spent the previous 32 years of his career collaborating with others to solve some of the city’s most vexing issues.

Another highlight of the evening will be the presentation of ASE’s Michigan Human Resource Executive of the Year awards, which recognize commendable work by executives in the field of Human Resources Management and distinguishes those who represent the best in their profession.

ASE will honor the following as the 2016 HR Executives of the Year:

• Adam Jeffries, Vice President of Human Resources, North America, Faurecia North America – Organizations with over 1,000 Michigan employees

• Brenda Gallick, Director of Team Member Success, Billhighway – Organizations with fewer than 1,000 Michigan employees

• Cynthia M. Glass, Ed.D., Vice President of Administrative Service and Human Resources, Henry Ford College – Health and Human Services organizations with 500 or more Michigan employees

• Danielle Crane, Chief Talent Officer, GreenPath Financial Wellness – Health and Human Services organizations with fewer than 500 Michigan employees

“ASE looks forward to celebrating this year’s honorees and is very excited to kick the evening off with Mayor Duggan,” Mary E. Corrado, ASE president and CEO said.

ASE’s 2016 Annual Summit is open to both ASE members and non-members. Tickets are $99 per person, $539 for groups of six, and $639 for groups of eight. The evening includes networking, cocktails, small plates, and dessert. To purchase tickets or for registration information, please call 248-223-8006 or visit the ASE website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
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 attorneys discuss timely employment issues

Attorneys with Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., made several presentations during the third quarter of 2016. The discussions covered a variety of employment law topics:

• On Sept. 21, partner Terry Bonnette spoke at the American Society of Employers’ (ASE) 5th Annual Employment Law Workshop at the VisTaTech Center – Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Mich. The topic of his presentation was “He Said, She Said. Who is More Credible?”

• Nemeth Law, PC, hosted a two-day “Intensive HR Labor and Employment Law Training Program” at the VisTaTech Center – Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Mich., on Aug. 29-30. Presenters included founding partner of the firm Patricia Nemeth, partner Terry Bonnette, and attorneys Kellen Myers and Nicholas Huguelet.

• Terry Bonnette, a partner in the firm, presented for the Hylant Group on July 28 in Novi, Mich., and on July 29 in Troy, Mich., about “Dealing with the Problem Employee.”

In addition, Nemeth Law’s video series covering timely topics in employment law, including unions, student assistants and the law, I-9 form violation fees, transgender employees and bathroom access, and health and wellness plans, continues. Videos can be viewed on the Nemeth Law YouTube channel.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.

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.

 

American Society of Employers (ASE) announces partnership with MasteryTCN™ to provide additional e-learning resources to members

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, is pleased to announce it is enhancing its e-learning resources for member organizations through a partnership with Novi-based MasteryTCN™. With MasteryTCN’s EverySeat™ program, ASE’s membership offerings now include MasteryTCN’s extensive video-based e-learning library. The announcement was made by ASE CEO, Mary E. Corrado.

“Our members look to ASE for a variety of tools and support to manage the comprehensive HR function at the highest level,” Corrado said. “With new e-learning resources through MasteryTCN’s EverySeat program, we offer additional tools for the HR toolbox from a respected training industry leader.”

MasteryTCN’s course library, which plays on all browsers and devices, including desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, offers a wide selection of topics ranging from health and safety, HR compliance, communication skills, computer skills and leadership, to customer service, team building and management and supervision. MasteryTCN’s e-learning course videos are produced by leading subject matter experts who create robust training material geared toward meeting the training requirements organizations need most. The standardized courseware platform provides continuity in user experience from one course to the next and includes learning assessments to coach learners to master the material at hand.

About Mastery TCN™
Mastery TCN is the e-learning industry’s first Training Content Network. Mastery partners with leading video content providers to co-produce the largest, standardized, workplace e-learning resource library available. MasteryTCN then partners with HR Cloud Service providers to help employers obtain high-quality training resources through the vendors they already prefer. In this way Mastery fulfills its mission of helping build more successful, effective and amazing organizations.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
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.

American Society of Employers (ASE) presents annual Employment Law Workshop on Sept. 21

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will help attendees enhance their understanding of employment laws and regulations at its annual, full-day Employment Law Workshop, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

“One of the reasons Human Resources is such a dynamic profession is because laws regarding employment are always evolving, and in the past year, we have seen more HR regulatory activity than in the past six years,” Mary E. Corrado, ASE CEO, said. “ASE’s Employment Law Workshop agenda is based on timely issues impacting the workplace and practical ways for employers to respond to the evolving regulatory landscape. It also provides attendees with opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing with employment attorneys and HR colleagues.”

The Employment Law Workshop will feature a legislative update on Federal and State laws, attorney-led panels and specialized breakout sessions reviewing the laws and regulations that impact the day-to-day employer/employee relationship. Highlights of the workshop include:

• Weapons in the workplace
• New National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) interpretations on unionization
• “Ask the Lawyer” open forum lunch session
• What to expect with the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules
• The evolving joint employer relationship
• Avoiding lawsuits from the termination process
• Medical Marijuana in the workplace

For a complete Employment Law Workshop conference agenda and registration information, please visit the ASE website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
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.

American Society of Employers (ASE) welcomes 20 new members

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, announces 20 organizations joined ASE as members during the second quarter of 2016. The organizations are:

• Greenbright Holdings, a full-service design build firm based in Ann Arbor and focusing on architectural design and build that integrates sustainability and smart technology into residential and commercial buildings.
• Michigan Planners, with offices in Traverse City and Washington, Mich., this employee benefits firm services employer-sponsored and voluntary products and 401(k) programs.
• Detroit Country Day School, with campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Beverly Hills, provides a superior college preparatory education for the scholar, athlete and artist.
• 36th District Court, based in Detroit, is the largest district court in the state of Michigan.
• TSM Corporation, a full-service manufacturer of precision machined components and complex assemblies for the global automotive industry and based in Auburn Hills.
• Dickinson Wright, PLLC, founded in Detroit in 1878, the law firm provides clients with specialized knowledge in more than 40 practice areas.
• Legend Manufacturing, based in Alma and offering all-aluminum structural design and quality built trailers and related products for work and play.
• Wolverine Solutions Group, based in Detroit, provides solutions that support strategic growth, using business-critical communications to help clients connect with their target market, whether business-to-business or business-to-consumer.
• Alternatives For Girls, based in Detroit, helps homeless and high risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation through a variety of outreach programs.
• OpTech, LLC, a professional services firm headquartered in Troy and providing information technology, engineering, healthcare and financial and accounting services to FORTUNE 500 and government clients.
• Martinrea Jonesville LLC, a leader in the production of quality steel and aluminum metal parts, assemblies and modules and fluid management systems focused primarily on the automotive sector, with a Michigan office in Troy.
• Rempco, Inc., a Cadillac-based manufacturer of precision replacement parts for industrial machinery.
• The Huntington Company, based in Berkley, is a multi-concept franchisor focused on providing the best textile restoration and retail dry cleaning and laundry services in America and beyond.
• Helm, Incorporated, with a Michigan office in Plymouth, serves a variety of industries and supports clients through comprehensive fulfillment, marketing, technology and customer satisfaction services.
• TI Automotive, a valued supplier partner to the world’s major automakers and based in the United Kingdom, with a corporate office in Auburn Hills.
• Dart Container Corporation, a leader in the manufacture of single-use food and beverage packaging products, with distribution across the globe and based in Mason, Michigan.
• Superior Industries International, Inc., the largest manufacturer of aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light duty vehicles in North America and based in Southfield.
• Jackson Area Manufactures Association, a not-for-profit association for manufacturers and associate members located or doing business in Jackson County and the surrounding region.
• Hutchison Sealing Systems, headquartered in France with a Michigan office in Auburn Hills, the company manufactures sealing systems for the aerospace, automotive and heavy truck industries, among others.
• United Financial Credit Union, a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative based in Saginaw.

“The second quarter 2016 reflects ASE’s ongoing trend of membership growth in a variety of sectors across the state,” Mary E. Corrado, CEO of ASE said. “We welcome these new members and look forward to assisting them in growing their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people through ASE’s wide array of HR services.”

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
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.

American Society of Employers’ (ASE’s) Talent Symposium on Aug. 11 will explore how leadership development, collaborative cultures, and learning-focused workplaces encourage employee attraction and retention

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, announces its Talent Symposium will be held on Aug. 11 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy. The day-long event, back for a second year following a robust attendance at its 2015 debut, was created in response to ASE member interest in a variety of talent attraction and retention issues. The Symposium announcement was made by ASE CEO, Mary E. Corrado.

“We field ASE member queries every day about a variety of HR issues, and talent acquisition and retention are consistently near the top of the list,” Corrado said. “Building on last year’s inaugural event, ASE’s Talent Symposium will explore several facets of talent attraction and retention, including the role that workplace culture, collaboration and learning opportunities play in the talent arena.”

The Talent Symposium will feature a morning and afternoon keynote speaker. The morning speaker is Aaron Olson, MSEd, Chief Talent Officer at Aon in Chicago, an instructor at Northwestern University, and author of Leading with Strategic Thinking. Olson will speak on Developing Strategic Leadership: The Key to Competing. The afternoon keynote is Dr. Starr Shafer, President at StarResults. With a background in training and global initiatives, Dr. Shafer will speak on the topic, Develop Your Employees or Someone Else Will.

Other highlights of the event include the following breakout sessions and panel discussions:

• Attract the Right Talent
• Building Agility on Old Foundations Won’t Work
• Learn Emotional Intelligence
• Building Compelling Employee Value Propositions
• Distribute Leadership to Strengthen Your Organization
• Build a Radically Collaborative Workplace
• Grow your Own Talent
• Inclusion is Good Business
• Develop a Learning Culture

The ASE Talent Symposium on Aug. 11 begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. For a complete conference agenda, registration and pricing information, please visit the ASE website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
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.