EEOC Releases Guidelines for Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination. On March 6, 2014, the EEOC released a “Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities” guideline that all employers, managers, and supervisors should review.  The EEOC reports that it received 3,721 charges alleging religious discrimination in 2013, more than double the 1,709 charges received in 1997. The EEOC cites the following examples […]

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Attorney Recognized by the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter

Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office, and his family were the guests of the Detroit Chapter of the NFL Alumni at the September 29, 2013 Detroit Lions football game. At the game, Mr. Acho was recognized by the former players for the legal work he has done on their behalf throughout the past decade. Former NFL players recently reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the NFL in the highly-publicized […]

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Employers Need To Be Mindful of Anti-Retaliation Policy

Recently, CMDA attorneys Ronald Acho and son James Acho successfully disposed of a case that garnered some local publicity. A police officer sued a local municipality for retaliatory discharge, when the municipal police department discharged the officer from his employment, based on performance. The officer had filed some inter-departmental complaints and felt that his termination was in retaliation by the police department for filing the complaints. Thankfully, we were able […]

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Attorney Represents Former Detroit Lions in Negotiations

Jim Acho, attorney for former Detroit Lions Ernie Clark, is pleased to announce that after several months of negotiating, Mr. Clark is the new spokesman for Health Alliance Plan (HAP). HAP is a non-profit health plan based in Detroit that provides health care coverage to 570,000 members. Mr. Clark followed up a Big 10 run at Michigan State with a career as a linebacker with the Detroit Lions from 1961-1968 […]

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Jim Acho Named 2013 dBusiness Top Lawyer

We are pleased to announce that attorney James R. Acho has been named 2013 dBusiness Top Lawyer in the Entertainment and Sports Field category. Mr. Acho focuses his practice primarily in the areas of labor and employment law, entertainment and sports law, commercial law and personal injury law. To select its Top Lawyers, DBusiness magazine polled more than 21,000 attorneys in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw and Livingston counties among 51 […]

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Acho Provides Insight on Concussion Lawsuits in Michigan Lawyers Weekly article

Jim Acho, a Senior Attorney in the Firm’s Livonia office, was featured on the front page of the September 4, 2012 edition of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  In the article, he provides insight into the upswing of concussion lawsuits he has seen lately. Please click on the link below to view the article. Concussion Lawsuits Proliferate article 

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Acho Represent Recent NFL Draft Pick Mike Martin

Our Firm has a long track record of representing those in the sports world. Among the current athletes for whom CMDA serves as legal counsel is recent NFL draft pick Mike Martin. (CMDA is not in the agency business, but serves as legal counsel.) Jim Acho, a Senior Attorney in our Livonia office, oversees the review of all of Mr. Martin’s contracts and appearances. Chris Schultz, a Partner in our Livonia office, […]

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Acho Added to University Lecture Series on Sports Law

Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office and adjunct professor at MadonnaUniversity, has been added to the University’s faculty committee for their Sports Management program. He teaches Sports Law at the University. Additionally, Mr. Acho has been added to the University Lecture Series where he will speak at colleges throughout theMidwest on the subject of Sports Law.

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Listen to Acho on the Frank Beckmann Show

Livonia attorney Jim Acho appeared on WJR 760’s The Frank Beckmann Show Wednesday, March 2, 2011 to discuss the NFL labor talks. If you would like to listen to the broadcast, click below. http://www.wjr.com/Sectional.asp?id=34613

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Will There be an NFL Season in 2011?

The Real Issues Behind The Potential NFL Lockout Recently I appeared on sports radio shows in Cleveland and Minneapolis to discuss the looming NFL lockout. Not a day goes by where I don’t get a phone call or an email from someone asking “Will there be an NFL season in 2011?” Of course, if I had a crystal ball to elicit such information, I’d dress far better than many of […]

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