Foster Swift Addresses Changes Coming for Employers in 2022

Southfield, Mich. — With questions still lingering about what Labor and Employment issues that employers need to focus on in 2022 and to update busy HR professionals and business decision-makers, Foster Swift Collins & Smith invites you to attend the Spring 2022 Labor & Employment Law Update on Thursday, March 10.

With the rise in COVID cases, many are still unsure or uncomfortable about gathering in groups so to accommodate all preferences, this will be a hybrid event with attendees being able to attend both in-person and virtually over Zoom simultaneously.

Session Information:
• Cost: Free
• When: Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
• Where: 313 S. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933 (Hub space – lower level)
• Parking is located behind the building on S. Grand Avenue (Do not park in Wolverine Parking Co. lot next door). See the lobby receptionist for a gate token to leave the parking lot when finished.
• Registration: For those that wish to attend in person, please RSVP by contacting Jake Leuvoy at or (517) 371-8125 no later than Monday, March 7.
• For those that wish to participate virtually, please use this registration link:

For individuals attending “live”, registration in the Hub will begin at 8:30 am with refreshments provided. The formal program will end at 12:00 pm. However, for those that have further questions and would like to join our presenters for a light lunch and Q & A, we will provide lunches for those that RSVP.

Among the discussions included in the agenda are:
• COVID-19 Updates and Vaccination Mandates:
o CMS Rule
o Voluntary Mandates
o Exemptions
o Unemployment
• Non-compete and No-poaching Agreements; Are they Legal or Enforceable?
• How does the Corporate Transparency Act of 2021 affect Employers?
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Update:
o New minimum wage, overtime and tip credit laws effective 01/01/2022;
o Gig Economy: Are your employees classified and paid properly?
• Employee Handbook Essentials and Necessary Updates.

Foster Swift Elects Four Shareholders

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. attorneys Mark J. DeLuca, Taylor A. Gast, Rachel G. Olney and Tyler J. Olney have been elected as shareholders of the firm entering 2022. All four joined the firm together as associates in 2015.

Mark DeLuca practices from Foster Swift’s Lansing office as a member of the trusts and estates practice group. DeLuca advises and counsels clients in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business organization and planning, and probate litigation. DeLuca also serves as a board member for the Capital Region Community Foundation, Sparrow Foundation, and Highfields, Inc.

Taylor Gast practices from the firm’s Lansing office. Gast helps businesses and organizations of all sizes and at all stages of development grow and solve problems. He provides practical and thoughtful advice on issues including technology law, data privacy and cybersecurity, startups, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, employee benefits and contracting.

Rachel Olney is a litigator in the firm’s Southfield office where she focuses her practice on a broad range of complex insurance coverage litigation matters including first and third party no-fault, insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, business and commercial litigation, and mass tort defense cases.

Tyler Olney focuses his practice in general litigation and workers’ compensation defense from the firm’s Southfield office. Olney has extensive experience representing employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters throughout the state. He is experienced in counseling employers on labor and employment issues and the intersection between employment and workers’ compensation laws.