Nemeth Law attorneys discuss timely labor and employment topics in second quarter 2019

Detroit–July 1, 2019–Attorneys with Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., made timely presentations during the second quarter of 2019 an labor and employment topics:

• On June 21, Nemeth Law partner Deborah Brouwer spoke on Emerging Trends in Employment Litigation: Hot Issues in a #MeToo World, at the MDTC 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference in Bellaire, Michigan.
• On April 21, Nemeth Law partner Terry Bonnette was a presenter on Theft of Employer Property & Evidence: You Can’t Take It with You – or Can You? at the 44th Annual ICLE Labor and Employment Institute in Plymouth, Michigan.

In addition, on June 19, partner Deborah Brouwer was interviewed by Fox 2 News Detroit on the topic of keeping Michigan teens safe at work and the Michigan laws that guide teenage employment. Additionally, partner Terry Bonnette was interviewed for Detroit Public Television in a series of interviews on civility at work as part of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Civility Project.

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.

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Nemeth Law’s Raising the Bar tackles critical immigration and compliance challenges facing employers at its May 8 session

Detroit — April 16, 2019 — Raising the Bar, an educational series increasing employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based Nemeth Law, P.C., returns on Wednesday, May 8, to discuss employers’ ongoing compliance challenges relating to immigration.

According to Nemeth Law partner Terry Bonnette, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stepped up its actions in 2018 and has promised to maintain heightened enforcement efforts through 2019.

“On April 4, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations Unit executed criminal search warrants at a north Texas telecommunication repair company, arresting 280 employees—making it the largest single work site action taken by ICE in more than a decade,” Bonnette said.

“In fiscal 2018, ICE opened 6,848 worksite investigations and arrested more than 2,300 people at work. Criminal charges were brought against 113 members of management for violations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986,” he added.

Immigration attorney Dorothy Basmaji will join Nemeth Law attorneys at Raising the Bar as a guest speaker to discuss how U.S. immigration policy may affect companies’ employment practices, what they need to be doing to stay in compliance, and how to handle issues that may come up. Topics include:

  • I-9 compliance: preparing for and surviving an ICE audit
  • The changing landscape in obtaining and defending H-1B entry
  • National origin discrimination: Title VII, ELCRA, and IRCA
  • The latest trends and updates in IRCA enforcement and how those are impacting employers

Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 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 11:45 a.m. with one 15-minute break. The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is requested. To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at pperkowski@nemethlawpc.com or call 313.567.5921.

Nemeth Law, P.C. is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2.5 PDCs.

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.

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Nemeth Law partner Susan Koval named to NAMWOLF board

Detroit–February 15, 2019– Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., is pleased to announce that partner Susan D. Koval has been named to the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) board of directors. As a board member, Koval will help guide decisions on policies and procedures of the organization and assist in the recruitment of corporate sponsors, corporate and public entity partners, and affiliate members and advisory council members.

Koval is a management-side employment litigator with more than 30 years of legal experience. She has defended employers against claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, FMLA and wage and hour claims before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including class action lawsuits. In addition to an accomplished trial practice—often resulting in voluntarily dismissals by plaintiffs during or immediately following depositions, the entry of summary dismissals by trial judges, favorable verdicts for employers, and victories on appeal—Koval conducts workplace investigations and trains employers’ workforces on discrimination and harassment in the workplace and other employment issues.

Koval is a member of the American Bar Association–Labor and Employment Law Section Litigation Section and Law Practice Management Section; a member of the Associated General Contractors of Michigan Legal Advisory Committee; a member of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan; and a member of the State Bar of Michigan–Labor and Employment Law Section and Litigation Section. She holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rating of 5.0/5.0 and has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer eight times, most recently in 2018. Koval was also named a Leading Lawyer in Michigan, 2018, in Employment Management, and is a Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law” Class of 2015 member.

Koval is a presenter and guest lecturer on a variety of employment topics and has published articles on employment law matters, including an article about employers’ obligations to transgender employees, which was published nationally by Employment Law360. She participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure activities and contributes considerable support to breast cancer research. She previously served as a volunteer mediator for the EEOC mediation program and has also volunteered her time to high school youth groups.

Koval holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from West Liberty State College in West Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law. She is a resident of Northville.

About NAMWOLF
Founded in 2001, the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women owned law firms and other interested parties throughout the United States. NAMWOLF assists its law firm members in developing strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations with corporations, in-house counsel and other legal trade associations. Through these efforts, NAMWOLF helps empower minority and women owned law firms.

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.

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What’s ahead for employers in the coming year? Nemeth Law’s Raising the Bar series kicks off 2019 with its Labor and Employment Law Update on January 23

Detroit-–- Jan. 2, 2019-–-Raising the Bar, an educational series raising employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based Nemeth Law, P.C., returns on Wednesday, January 23, with its 2019 Labor and Employment Law Update.

“Michigan employers have seen a flurry of legislative activity from the midterm elections through the end of the year impacting paid sick leave, minimum wages and recreational marijuana use,” Terry Bonnette, a Nemeth Law partner, said. “On a federal level, the NLRB has pulled back from numerous Obama-era policies, and federal circuit courts continue to issue contradictory opinions in sexual harassment and LGBTQ+ cases. As another year begins, it is becoming clearer that change is a given, so it’s crucial for employers to know how to stay compliant,” he said.

At the January 23 session, Nemeth Law attorneys will discuss how changes in labor and employment law may affect companies’ employment practices in 2019 and what they need to be doing to keep ahead of the game. Topics include:

 New requirements for minimum wage and paid sick leave in Michigan
 SCOTUS on arbitration – drafting agreements that work
 Recreational marijuana – what employers can do to maintain a drug free workplace
 The effect of #MeToo on sexual harassment cases and challenges to the effectiveness of employer harassment prevention policies
 EEO, DOL and NLRB compliance updates

Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 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 11:45 a.m. with one 15-minute break. The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is requested. To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at pperkowski@nemethlawpc.com or call 313.567.5921.

Nemeth Law, P.C. is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2.5 PDCs.

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.

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Nemeth Law attorney Nick Huguelet named an Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Detroit-–-November 1, 2018— Nicholas Huguelet, a senior attorney at Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has been named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the legal trade publication, Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The award acknowledges legal practitioners who are establishing a name for themselves through their achievements, have a reputation for going above and beyond, and display ambition, drive and determination that set them apart from their peers in their first 10 years of practicing law. Huguelet and his fellow honorees will be recognized at the Up and Coming Lawyers luncheon celebration on December 13 at the Detroit Marriott – Troy.

At Nemeth Law, Huguelet practices in the areas of labor and employment. He has represented clients before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators in both Michigan and Ohio. He has experience representing and counseling both private and public sector clients in collective bargaining, employment disputes, and statutory and regulatory compliance. While at Nemeth Law, he has successfully served as lead counsel in employment arbitrations, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, among others. As a result of Huguelet’s representation, many matters were dismissed or decided in the client’s favor.

Huguelet is active in civic and professional activities. He is a member of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel and is Co-Chair of the Labor an Employment Law Section and Co-Chair of the Section Chairs. He is a regular contributor of articles on employment law for the Michigan Defense Quarterly. He is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and previously served as Program Development Chair for the Labor and Employment Committee. He is also a contributing editor for Developing Labor Law, a labor law treatise published and updated annually by BNA. Huguelet is a regular presenter on labor and employment law topics and most recently presented Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause for the American Arbitration Association. He has served since 2016 as a member of the Board of Directors of Equity Education, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing strong neighborhood schools and greater access to quality education to traditionally underserved populations.

Huguelet is a resident of Farmington Hills. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Michigan State University.
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 founder named Top Lawyer for 2019 by DBusiness magazine

Detroit-–-November 1, 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 DBusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2019. The list, which is included in the November/December 2018 print issue of DBusiness, was based on a peer-review survey open to all area lawyers who cast thousands of votes to honor excellence in 50+ practice areas, including Arbitration and Labor and Employment law, where Nemeth was named.

In addition to being an attorney, 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. 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.

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. She is an ABA Foundation Fellow and a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

In addition to being included on the DBusiness Top Lawyers list in 2019 and 2018, Nemeth has received multiple Best Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and Michigan Super Lawyers honors throughout the years.

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 partners named to 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers

Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., announces three firm partners have been named to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers’ list.

Founding partner Patricia Nemeth was listed in the area of employment litigation defense and was again included 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 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

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.

Joining Patricia Nemeth on the Super Lawyers List again this year is Nemeth Law partner Anne Widlak, who was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in employment and labor, and partner Susan D. Koval, who was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in employment litigation defense.

“Nemeth Law is honored to have our attorneys included for multiple years on the Michigan Super Lawyers’ list. We thank our peers for their acknowledgement of our specialized skills in management-side labor and employment matters,” said Nemeth.


About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nominations are combined with third party research. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.com.

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 founder, shareholders named to Michigan Leading Lawyers list

Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm, Nemeth Law, P.C., announces that three firm attorneys have been selected by their peers as Leading Lawyers in Michigan for 2018-2019. The list is included as an insert in the inaugural edition of DBusiness magazine’s Detroit 500.

Firm founder Patricia Nemeth was selected in the areas of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), employment management and labor management; shareholder Terry Bonnette was selected in employment management and labor management; and shareholder Susan Koval was listed in employment management. Additionally, Nemeth was again named to the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. Advisory Board appointments are based on three criteria:

1. The exceptional number of recommendations they receive from their peers
2. Their reputation and professional ethics
3. Their knowledge of the lawyers within their areas of the law and/or their respective region of the state

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. 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.


About Leading Lawyers
Leading Lawyers, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, surveys thousands of attorneys statewide to identify lawyers most often recommended by their peers. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves or anyone at their own law firm. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in a given state can be named a Leading Lawyer. Learn more at http://leadinglawyers.com/about.cfm.

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 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.