Wayne State University, J.D., 2000
Northern Michigan University, B.S. 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals
- Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Michigan
Charles Oxender’s specialty area is traditional labor law, collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration processing.
With his extensive background in these areas, he can assist clients with negotiating and bargaining collective bargaining agreements and represent clients at arbitration hearings. He also participates in employment litigation matters.
Chuck helped a school district defend a case where it was sued for closing schools. It was a difficult decision for the school district to make, but the realities of the situation demanded it. The suit was dismissed.
Led school district through multiple grievances and unfair labor practices connected with changes to health care benefits that resulted in savings of approximately $500,000, ultimately obtained 15% wage and benefit concessions.
Successfully overturned several decisions holding that a collectively bargained termination incentive plan which resulted in reductions in pay ($250 per pay period per employee) violated the Michigan Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act. Detroit Public Schools v. Conn, 308, Mich. App. 234 (2014).
Wayne State University, Wayne Law Review Note and Comment Editor, 1999-00; Assistant Editor, 1998-99; Member, Student Leader Fellowship Program, 1993-95; Co-chair, Platform Personalities, 1994-95
American Bar Association, 2000-present, Student Member Since 1997, Labor and Employment Law Section
State Bar of Michigan, 2000, Student Member Since 1997, Labor and Employment Law Section
Oakland County Bar Association
“Up in Smoke? The Drug Law Evolution & The Workplace: Managing New Risks,” LexisNexis Webinar Series, August 15, 2014
"Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights," National Business Institute, Southfield, Mich., May 6, 2014
"The Aftermath of the Affirmative Action Decision in Michigan," Miller Canfield Update, Ann Arbor, December 2006
"Top 10 Ways to Avoid Employment Litigation," Hot Points, Spring 2008
"Legal issues involved with discipline and discharge decision," Michigan Municipal Review, September/October 2007
"Evolving E-Discovery: Keeping Pace after Zubulake," (Co-Author Adam S. Forman) Midwest In-House, October 2005
"A Case Analysis of Minnesota v. Carter: Do I Have to Stay the Night?" Volume 2, Journal of Law in Society 179 (2000)