Employment Law

Practice Area

One of ALG’s specialties is representing private and public sector clients in labor and employment matters. Accordingly, ALG has represented our clients in a myriad of labor relations and employment between employers and employees. We have successfully negotiated labor agreements for clients throughout Wayne and Oakland County. This has resulted in the implementation of favorable provisions as it relates to wages, health care contributions, management rights, and other bargained terms of employment. Moreover, we have successfully represented our clients in grievance arbitrations involving workforce organizations, CBA interpretation and employee discharges. ALG’s labor attorneys have handled matters in multiple venues including the NLRB, MERC, MESC, and the EEOC.

ALG engages in every aspect of labor and employment law. Accordingly, ALG have attorneys who specialize in employment litigation. This includes litigating race, gender, national origin, age, and disability discrimination claims, as well as issues related to state and federal laws and regulations, including FLSA, FMLA and OSHA.

ALG also continues to be a leader in the proactive practice of law that concentrates on assisting employers to avoid liability and litigation. We conduct comprehensive legal reviews, including audits of human resources policies and procedures for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Our attorneys also draft personnel policies and procedure manuals, and train management in their implementation. All of this ensures that employers have good policies that they can rely on with confidence.

Human Resources and Training Services

ALG conducts a wide range of training for our clients in an effort to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information available and are able to remain in compliance with the constantly evolving laws that affect the way public institutions and businesses operate.

We provide training on virtually any labor or employment topic, including:

  • Employment discrimination (i.e., Title VII, race, age and sex)
  • Harassment and workplace violence
  • Drug-free workplace, drug testing and substance abuse
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Michigan Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act
  • The Family & Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act and payment of overtime
  • The Michigan Teacher Tenure Act
  • The Whistleblower’s Protection Act
  • The Bullard-Plawecki Employee Right to Know Act
  • The Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act
  • OFCCP and Affirmative Action Requirement

The firm also conducts management training sessions on the implementation of and compliance with collective bargaining agreements, grievance procedures and general employment policies such as disciplinary and attendance procedures. The firm is also pioneering joint training sessions with union leadership and management on creating a cooperative and respectful labor/management relationships.