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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 management-side labor and employment law, governmental litigation, and commercial litigation.

He represents colleges and universities, municipalities, non-profits, public bodies, government contractors, and commercial enterprises in state court, federal court, and administrative tribunals.  Scott also routinely represents his clients in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Labor and Employment Law
  • Employment litigation defense (discrimination, harassment, whistleblower claims)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Union Avoidance
  • Defending Union Grievance and Unfair Labor Practice Charges
  • Union Elections
  • Collective Bargaining
Governmental Litigation
  • Election Law
  • Ballot Questions
  • State and Federal Administrative Law
  • Michigan Constitutional Law
  • U.S. Constitutional Law
  • Government Contracts/Procurement
  • Municipal Law

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