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Nhan T. Ho

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Education

J.D., Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude, 2018

B.A., Brigham Young University, magna cum laude, 2013

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Nhan Ho counsels employers on their policies and practices to address specific challenges in the workplace. She has defended employers in cases involving claims brought under federal and state equal employment, wage and hours, leave, health and safety, and whistleblower laws, as well as employment-related tort actions and contract disputes. She also assists clients in preparing, revising, and implementing employee handbooks and workplace policies. Additionally, she provides advices on workplace issues such as leaves of absences, accommodation of disabilities, health and safety protocols, and employee discipline and separation. 

Since March 2020, Nhan has become a go-to attorney for her knowledge of the rapidly changing laws, government directives and public health guidance related to COVID-19. She has become a sought-after public speaker for COVID-19-related webinars for employers throughout Michigan and groups that include the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan Manufacturers Association, and the American Bar Association.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a public sector client that was sued by a former employee who alleged they were discriminated against based on sex, race/national origin, disability and marital status. Several claims were dismissed before trial, and a jury issued a no-cause verdict in favor of our client on all remaining claims.
  • Successfully defended a Fortune 50 company against a claim from a former employee who was terminated after extending her FMLA leave without medical support. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the company.
  • Successfully appealed a trial court's decision denying summary disposition of tort claims brought by the estate of a deceased employee against his former supervisor. The court agreed that plaintiff, who sought myriad types of damages, failed to establish the existence of a genuine issue of material fact for the claims to survive summary disposition.
  • Successfully defended a private company against national origin discrimination and retaliation claims brought by a former employee who resigned in lieu of termination. The court granted the company's motion to dismiss before any discovery commenced. 
  • Successfully defended a non-profit organization in a wage and hour dispute brought by a former employee who claimed that they should be paid for being on-call. The court granted summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's claims.

Honors

Wayne State University School of Law
Two-time Gold Key Award recipient (3.9 GPA or above)
David Adamany Constitutional Law Award (best grade in Constitutional Law)
J. Grano Academic Award (best grade in Criminal Procedure)
Governor's Scholar (academic achievement)
Wayne Law Review, Senior Article Editor
Moot Court

Professional Activities

Member, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, 2019-2021

Editorial Board, American Bar Association Litigation News

American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Young Lawyer Division Fellowship Program Participant

Speeches

"The Legal Challenges of Vaccine Passports and Workplace Vaccine Policies," American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education webinar, June 8, 2021

"Whitmer, GOP leaders cut deal on budget talks, work rules," Interviewed, WZZM 13 Grand Rapids, May 20, 2021

"What's Next for the Governor's Emergency Powers? Breaking Down the Michigan Supreme Court Decision," Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce webinar, Oct. 8, 2020

"Are Your Policies COVID Compliant?," Michigan Chamber of Commerce webinar, Sept. 24, 2020

"Reopening Business: Employer Issues and Risks," Michigan Manufacturers Association webinar, May 14, 2020 (audio recording)

Publications

"Employers Must Address Customer Harassment of Employees," American Bar Association Litigation News, June 24, 2021

"Delayed Ambush Via Late Amendment Cannot Be Allowed, Court Says," American Bar Association Litigation News, February 2, 2021

"Civil Rights Ruling Delivers Historic Victory for LGBT Employees," American Bar Association Employment and Labor News, October 2020

"Medical Marijuana Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal," American Bar Association Litigation News, August 6, 2020

"FLSA Claims Can Be Resolved Without Judicial Approval," American Bar Association Litigation News, June 18, 2020

"Presumed Employees Until Proven Independent Contractors," American Bar Association Litigation News, March 10, 2020

"Global Outlook," Profiled in Detroit Legal News, May 23, 2018

"Unambiguitize Luis v. United States: A Burden Shifting," The Wayne Law Review (February 2018)

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