Seminar to look at current labor & employment law issues


Raising the Bar, an educational series raising employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law PC, returns Wednesday, Jan. 18, to cover the topic of “How Labor and Employment Law has Changed Over the Past Year and What You Need to Know to Remain Compliant in 2017.”

The past year was a roller coaster ride for employers and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down in 2017, according to Terry Bonnette, a partner at Nemeth Law.

“In mid-2016, the Department of Labor issued new overtime regulations that would have affected 4.2 million exempt salaried employees if those regulations had not been blocked in November by a federal court order. Plus, a presidential election always brings numerous questions about the new administration's policies and how they will influence federal agencies, the Supreme Court and multiple areas of labor and employment law — and this election perhaps even more so,” Bonnette said.

At the Jan. 18th Raising the Bar session, Nemeth Law attorneys will discuss how these changes can affect employment practices over the coming year.

Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road in Troy.  Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.  The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon with one 15-minute break.

The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is required.  To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at or call 313-567-5921.