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Recent Sixth Circuit Decision Expands the Scope of “Protected Activity” Under Title VII Discrimination and May Lead to a “New Breed” of Cases

In a case entitled EEOC v New Breed Logistics, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s denial of the defendant-employer’s motions for judgment as a matter of law or a new trial following the jury’s determination that…

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Howard Hertz and Joe Bellanca Help Kick Off World IP Day

On April 23, 2015, Hertz Schram’s entertainment and intellectual property team of Howard Hertz and Joe Bellanca helped kick off World IP Day celebrations in Detroit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This…

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Refusal to Accommodate Telecommute Request Does Not Violate ADA…In Certain Situations

An Employer’s Refusal to Accommodate an Employee’s Request to Telecommute Is Not A Violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act Where Regular and Predictable On-Site Attendance Is An Essential Job Function On April 10, 2015, an en banc panel of the Sixth…

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Effective and Enforceable Noncompetition Agreements with Employees – Reasonableness is the Key

Businesses often protect their goodwill, customers, and historical and future success through requiring that key employees enter into restrictive covenant agreements that restrict the employee’s activities during the employee’s employment and for a period of time after the employment…

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Hertz Schram Attorneys Named To 2015 Super Lawyers And Rising Stars

Hertz Schram is proud to announce that 12 of our attorneys have been named for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than…

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Governor Signs Amendment to Michigan Expungement Statute

The Governor recently signed into law an amendment to the Michigan expungement statute which now permits convictions of two major misdemeanors or one felony even though one also has certain misdemeanor convictions to be set aside. Previously it was…

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Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Jury Will Determine Whether Worker Is An Employee Or Independent Contractor

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision on March 25, 2015, in Keller v Miri Microsystems LLC provides crucial guidance to workers and businesses regarding the misclassification of a worker’s status as independent contractor rather than employee. Independent contractors are not entitled…

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Promoting Professionalism Through Better Communication Skills And Techniques

[Excerpts taken from presentation given by Richard S. Victor, Chair of Professionalism and Collegiality committee, national American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, given at the AAML national meeting in Panama City, Panama,…

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DOJ’s 2014 Stats Show Whistleblower Success Under FCA Benefitting All Taxpayers

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has just released its 2014 False Claims Act Statistics. As a firm that focuses much of our practice on representing whistleblowers, known as Relators, in False Claims Act (FCA) cases, we…

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Family Law Q&A With Richard S. Victor

Question: If someone who is considering divorce contacts you seeking advice and or help, what is the first thing you ask them? And what is the first thing you tell them to do?…

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