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Scott R. Eldridge

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Education

Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2003

Alma College, B.A. 2000

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Northern District of Illinois 

Scott Eldridge focuses his practice on employment litigation defense and compliance matters involving discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower claims, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA), the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). He represents universities/colleges, municipalities, non-profit organizations, government contractors, and commercial enterprises.

Scott also regularly handles governmental, Michigan Constitution, election law, and commercial litigation matters before state and federal courts and administrative tribunals.  His experience also extends to representing clients regularly in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Scott served as an attorney-advisor for the Office of Administrative Law Judges in the U.S. Department of Labor (2003-2006).

Representative Matters

Honors

Michigan Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation Defense, Rising Star 2008, 2011-present

Lansing Community Newspapers, 2011 People’s Choice Awards, Favorite Lawyer

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Labor & Employment Law Section

Ingham County Bar Association

Greater Lansing SHRM, Board Member

Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, Health Policy and Human Resources Committee

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Highfields, Inc., former Board Member, Chair

Speeches

"Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law: Are Your Policies Keeping Up?," Greater Lansing SHRM Annual Employment Law Seminar, 2013

"FMLA & GINA Compliance: Tips for Curbing Employee Abuse of Intermittent Leave and Avoiding Violations," MI-SHRM Annual Conference, 2013

“Managing Employees on FMLA Leave,” Michigan School Business Officials Annual Conference, 2013

“Managing Intermittent FMLA Use,” Capital Healthcare & Employment Council meeting, 2013

“Curbing FMLA Abuse,” Michigan Government Financial Officers Association, Annual Advanced Payroll Seminar, 2013 

"New Laws and Pending Legislation Affecting HR Professionals," Human Resources Management Association of Mid-Michigan Annual Employment Law Seminar, 2010

"Primer on FMLA Compliance," Michigan Manufacturers Association, 2010

"FMLA Compliance," Genesee Area Human Resources Association, 2009

"Managing HR in Tough Economic Times, Human Resources Management Association of Mid-Michigan Annual Employment Law Seminar, 2009

"Personnel Files and Document Retention Policies, Genesee Area Human Resources Association, 2008

"Proposed FMLA Regulations," Human Resources Management Association of Mid-Michigan Annual Employment Law Seminar, 2008

Publications

"Employment Law Handbook:A Guide for Michigan Employers" (editor), Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Annually

Articles