Dickinson Wright PLLC to Host Sunrise Seminar on Employment Relations Matters

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Sunrise Seminar entitled “Can I Do This?” – an interactive seminar discussing frequently asked questions and situations in employment relations matters.

The seminar will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Automation Alley in Troy, Mich. Speakers David Deromedi and Sam Richman will cover a wide range of employment-related topics including how companies should address the following situations:

• I need a doctor’s note every time you take intermittent FMLA leave.
• You lost your laptop so I’m docking your salary.
• Did someone say you were marching in the Motor City Pride parade?
• I hear that your mother has diabetes. Are you worried that it is hereditary?
• I see you’ve put on some weight. When is the baby due?
• Can’t we just call this termination a position elimination and be done with it?

Below are the event details for Dickinson Wright’s Sunrise Seminar:

Dickinson Wright Sunrise Seminar “Can I Do This?”

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy, MI 48083

To register for this free event, please visit www.dickinsonwright.com.

David R. Deromedi is a member of Dickinson Wright and has practiced in the area of labor and employment law for more than 20 years, with a focus on employment litigation and counseling, wage and hour litigation and counseling, and occupational safety.

Sam Richman is an associate at Dickinson Wright. His practice focuses on employment law, commercial litigation, and securities litigation. As an associate member of the firm’s employment law practice, Sam works both to prevent litigation and resolve lawsuits quickly and efficiently.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

FrontWest Customs Brokerage LLCs upcoming compliance seminars!

FrontWest Customs Brokerage & Services LLC posted their upcoming importer compliance seminars and extend a discount to fellow chamber members: DRCIMP.

Importer’s Review Seminar
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
This seminar is designed to assist importers in streamlining and auditing their import shipments and improve communications with their Customs broker. For complete event overview and/or to sign up, please follow below link:

Importer’s Basics Seminar
Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
This seminar is for individuals that handle imports on a regular basis, wanting to understand the process better and for individuals that are new to importing. For complete event overview and/or to sign up, pleas follow the below link:

FrontWest Customs Brokerage & Services LLC is a full service Customs brokerage firm, providing entry, consulting and training services to the Metro Detroit importing community.

Dickinson Wright to Host Sunrise Seminar on Social Media in the Workplace

Join Dickinson Wright Attorneys William Thacker and Aimee Gibbs for “#ThinkBeforeYouTweet: The Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace” on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Automation Alley in Troy, Mich.

Social media is firmly entrenched in modern culture and business, and has proven to be a compelling attraction to employers. While social media offers benefits, it also presents significant risks to employers and their employees. Laws surrounding social media in the workplace are quickly developing, and employers who ignore these developments do so at their peril.

This breakfast seminar will cover topics including: legal claims resulting from information obtained from social media, invasion of privacy claims, the National Labor Relations Board’s position regarding social media and protected concerted activity, and much more. Below are the event details:

#ThinkBeforeYouTweet: The Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 am
Event: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy, MI

To register for this event, please contact Mellissa Boyd at 313-223-3125 or mboyd@dickinsonwright.com.


William M. Thacker is a member of Dickinson Wright. His practice includes employment law counseling, employment litigation and traditional labor matters. Mr. Thacker regularly represents clients in employment matters in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies such as the EEOC and MDCR. Additionally, Mr. Thacker represents clients in collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance arbitrations and in representation hearings and unfair labor practice matters at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC).

Aimee R. Gibbs is a member of Dickinson Wright in the Commercial Litigation Group. Ms. Gibbs’ areas of practice include Employment Law and Education Law, and she represents a range of clients from private companies to public schools and public school academies.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright PLLC has over 350 lawyers in offices located in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Saginaw, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright LLP has over 35 lawyers in Toronto, Canada.