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’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 founder named to DBusiness Top Lawyers List

Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, announced that Patricia Nemeth has been selected by a vote of her peers for inclusion in DBusiness Magazine’s 2018 list of Top Lawyers, which will be published in the November/December 2017 issue. DBusiness’ Top Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey open to all area lawyers. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in more than 50 practice areas. Nemeth was named in the category of mediation.

Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes. Earlier this month, Nemeth was named among the Top 25 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers, a listing of women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Additionally, Nemeth was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018, her sixth year on the list.

“Nemeth Law is honored to be represented on DBusiness’ Top Lawyers list. We thank our peers for their support and acknowledgement of my specialized skills as a certified mediator, which brings value to our clients who are seeking an alternative to litigation or who opt to mediate negotiated settlements to avoid litigation or after litigation has been initiated,” Nemeth said.


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®
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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.

Best practices for competing “rights” in the workplace is the focus of Nemeth Law’s Raising the Bar series on May 16

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 Tuesday, May 16, to cover the topic of Best Practices for Competing Rights in the Workplace.

With more employees asserting their “rights” in the workplace, and other employees countering with their own competing “rights”, employers can be stuck between a rock and a hard place, says attorney Terry Bonnette, a partner at Nemeth Law.

“Providing disability or religious accommodation to one employee may seemingly or actually disadvantage another employee,” Bonnette said. “What if an employee is allergic to another’s service dog? Or perhaps what seems like protected speech to one employee creates the perception of a hostile work environment to another? The potential for legitimate counter arguments are vexing more employers each day.”

At the May 16th Raising the Bar session, Nemeth Law attorneys will discuss best practices for employers in today’s charged workplace climate. Topics include:

• Policing Politics: Polarization in the workplace.
• Controlling the Conversation: Protected speech or hostile work environment?
• Culture Clash: Diversity decisions that divide.
• Reasonably Unreasonable: When accommodating one employee disadvantages others.
• Religious Freedom Restoration Act: When do the employer’s religious beliefs become a defense to discrimination claims?

Raising the Bar will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 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 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 first quarter 2017

Attorneys with Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., made several presentations during the first quarter of 2017. The discussions covered a variety of employment law topics:

  • On March 30 and 31st partner Terry Bonnette presented What to Expect Under the Trump Administration to a large insurance carrier in Novi and Troy.
  • On March 22 and Feb. 22, firm founder Patricia Nemeth and Terry Bonnette presented Managing Religion in the Workplace to a large insurance carrier in Connecticut.
  • On March 1, partner Anne Widlak served on a panel discussing tips on accelerating women’s careers at the Career Mastered Leadership in Action Awards and Symposium in Dearborn.
  • On Jan. 26, partner Deborah Brouwer and attorney Nick Huguelet presented Paying the Price for Employees Behaving Badly to a large insurance carrier in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • On Jan. 18, Terry Bonnette, Mike Bommarito and Nick Huguelet presented the 2017 Labor and Employment Law Update in Troy at Nemeth Law’s Raising the Bar, an educational series on topical employment issues.

In addition, Nemeth Law’s videos and podcasts covering timely topics in employment law, including the gig economy, independent contractors and office romance, 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.

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.

Seasoned labor and employment attorney joins Nemeth Law

Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, announced that Michael J. Bommarito, J.D., has joined the firm as a senior attorney. The announcement was made by Nemeth Law founding partner Patricia Nemeth.

“We are very pleased to add Mike Bommarito to our roster of labor and employment attorneys,” Nemeth said. “With a strong background in traditional labor law in addition to ERISA and benefits litigation experience, Mike brings a solid resume of accomplishments to Nemeth Law.”

Immediately prior to joining Nemeth Law, Bommarito was an attorney with an Oakland County firm where he litigated cases in state, federal and appellate courts and before the National Labor Relations Board, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, the EEOC and other administrative agencies and tribunals. His legal experience, which involved several multi-million dollar cases, included healthcare class action lawsuits, ERISA collections, benefits, employment discrimination and unfair labor practices.

Bommarito also worked for the City of Detroit Labor Relations Division where he was involved with grievances, Act 312 arbitration and collective bargaining agreements for multiple unions in a variety of occupations. He worked in a two attorney firm immediately out of law school, where the largest client was a major Michigan healthcare professional association. Bommarito has practiced in Michigan circuit courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, federal district courts (eastern and western districts) and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bommarito holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Michigan State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering, cum laude, from Wayne State University. He attended both undergraduate school and law school on full academic scholarships. He is a resident of Lake Orion.

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.

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.