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Miller Canfield's exceptional employment litigators are ranked alongside the most well-known major national law firms and boutique employment firms in a survey of more than 300 in-house and general counsels for the largest corporations in the world. And with attorneys licensed in several states and admitted in more than 30 federal courts, we have the capability to litigate cases in state and federal courts or arbitrations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

  • Wage-and-hour disputes, including failure to pay overtime or the minimum wage, under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Michigan Wage and Benefits Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) harassment, retaliation, discrimination and civil rights claims
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) claims, including claims of interference, discrimination and retaliation, and failure to accommodate (e.g., denial of leave of absence, discipline for attendance violations, refusal to provide technical aids or devices, and failure to honor work restrictions)
  • Wrongful discharge, breach of employment contract, whistleblower, and employment-related tort claims (e.g., defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, interference with contract or business relations)
  • ERISA denial of benefits, discrimination and breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality non-disclosure disputes
  • Employment-related arbitrations
  • Administrative proceedings before federal agencies, such as the EEOC, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and their state equivalents