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Posts from August 2016.
Image related to NLRB Allows Private University Students to Unionize

The National Labor Board of Relations decision released today will have far-reaching consequences for private universities and colleges. The decision promises to be a potential source of litigation and headaches for college administrators regardless of whether student employees on campus choose to organize.

In Columbia University, a 3-1 board majority held that graduate and undergraduate research and teaching assistants were employees within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and that there were no policy reasons to deny them collective bargaining rights.

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Image related to Joseph Infante Named in GRBJ’s ‘40 Under Forty’

Joseph Infante, a principal in Miller Canfield’s Grand Rapids office, has been named among Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty.” 

Infante was selected as a business leader in the community, not only for his outstanding work in law, and in particular craft beverage law, but also for the outstanding work he does for Hospice of West Michigan. This year, he and his wife Niki co-chaired the successful premiere fundraiser, Hospice of Michigan Barley, BBQ & Beats, which raised nearly $250,000.

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Image related to Best Lawyers Names 112 Miller Canfield Attorneys, 13 Lawyers of the Year

Miller Canfield announces that 112 of its lawyers in 57 practice groups have been named as Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers 2017, with several attorneys reaching significant milestones of being a  Best Lawyer for 20, 25 or 30 years.

Additionally, 13 Miller Canfield lawyers were honored as “Lawyers of the Year,” receiving exceptionally high ratings in surveys, indicating the high level of respect earned among their peers for their skill, integrity and professionalism.

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Image related to Miller Canfield CEO Discusses Legal Toolbox for Cities

Michigan cities and townships face big challenges, the result of cuts in state revenue sharing and tax limitations resulting from the Headlee Amendment.

After decades of cutting budgets to the bone, communities have few options left. Miller Canfield CEO Michael McGee talked with Cynthia Canty, host of Michigan Radio's Stateside, about solutions, including a legal "toolbox" to help communities do more with less money by banding together.

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