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Practice Areas

Labor, Employment and Management Relations

At Dawda Mann, we understand that the American employment and labor landscape is a complex web of overlapping state and federal laws for both U.S. and foreign companies that do business in the United States. We have attorneys who specialize in sorting out labor and employment law, as well as counseling business owners on staying compliant and solving the problems that arise.

Our attorneys work diligently to keep our clients out of court and so exercise their experience in alternative dispute resolution such as facilitation, mediation and arbitration to help avoid the time and expense of litigation. In the event that our clients become involved in litigation or an agency complaint, our attorneys stand ready to defend the wide variety of claims available under state and federal law such as:

  • Wage and hour
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Violations involving non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements and breach of contract
  • Unemployment claims

Human Resources Support

Our expert team of experienced attorneys are available to counsel employers on the practical aspects of the employment relationship by creating employment policies, procedures, conducting compliance reviews, preparing employee handbooks, and providing advice on employee hiring, discipline, and termination, as well as preparing release and severance agreements when the employment relationship ends.

We also have the experience to work with our clients to train employees in employment relations and personnel matters as part of the strategy of avoiding legal claims and improving employee morale, the goal of which is to increase productivity and have a positive impact on a company’s bottom line. Our training has covered almost every topic involved in the labor and employment relations area with some more popular sessions addressing the issues of sexual harassment, wage and hour, violence in the work place, application of critical employment policies and how to remain union free. We have found that training seminars for supervisors and mid to upper management is an effective method to help improve and sustain positive employee relations.

Labor Negotiations

Dawda Mann attorneys can represent management in the arena of traditional labor unions, opposing union organizing drives, defending against and pursuing unfair labor practice charges and working as a strategic partner with our clients in collectively bargaining with unions that may already be in place.

Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets

When your company’s assets, clients and proprietary goods and services are at stake, the attorneys of Dawda Mann are available to help keep those trade secrets safe and secure. Our team of experts can help draft and review non-compete agreements and ensure that they are fully enforced as needed to keep your company’s trade secrets confidential.