Employment and Labor Law Overview

The employment and labor law practice at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) includes a full range of services, including employee benefits, union negotiations, wrongful discharge and discrimination claims, ADA and FMLA compliance issues, workforce reductions, litigation defense representation, alternative dispute resolution, and regulatory compliance services. Public and private organizations turn to our expert legal team for assistance with navigating and complying with this complex area of law.

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EEOC and MDCR Charges

Our Firm’s positive representation of clients in federal and state civil rights charges before the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) gives our lawyers the ability to respond rapidly to the particular needs of employers. Issues handled by attorneys at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) include sex, race, age, religious, ethnic, and disability discrimination/ harassment under the Title VII of […]

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Employment Litigation

Attorneys at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) aggressively defend employers from claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. Our attorneys provide representation before state, federal, and governmental administrative agencies. CMDA enjoys a very high success rate for dismissals on motions supported by sound yet creative legal arguments. We are tenacious in our quest to obtain admissions from the […]

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Employment Litigation: Reducing the Risk

Preventing employment litigation is a sound, long-term business strategy. Attorneys at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) specializes in helping employers develop and implement proactive employment policies and handbooks to guard against litigation. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys routinely review, research, and certify client documentation, including drug and alcohol policies, HIPAA, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act policies. Other tools aimed at preventing employment litigation include regularly […]

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA)

Attorneys at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) have in-depth knowledge of both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and have defended clients in cases stemming from alleged violations. CMDA has prepared hundreds of responses to FOIA requests for our clients. Our attorneys have knowledge of the explicit requirements of FOIA, including what should be included in FOIA request responses, what must be […]

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Grievance Arbitrations

Attorneys at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) regularly and vigorously defend governmental entities in individual and group grievance arbitrations. Our Firm is committed to assisting clients during the internal processing of grievances and prior to the hearing stage. Our goal is to promote cooperative labor management relations while preserving economic resources through facilitative mediation. We have attorneys certified under the Michigan Supreme Court’s Mediator Training Program who employ […]

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Unfair Labor Practice Charges before Administrative Agencies

Our Firm has practiced extensively before administrative agencies, including the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and federal and state departments of labor. Our representation of clients before the MERC includes unfair labor practice charges against governmental entities, community colleges, and mental health authorities. Our specialized knowledge and skill that makes us successful at […]

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Union Negotiations and Labor Contract Administration

Attorneys at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) negotiate collective bargaining agreements for governmental entities, including without limitation contracts for police, firefighters, laborers, dispatchers, supervisors, managers, and administrative staff. Our goal is to facilitate a cooperative partnership between our clients and their various unions for optimum results using an interest-based bargaining approach. We attempt to identify the real underlying concerns of the parties through joint problem solving. Our skilled […]

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Whistleblower Protection Act

Any employee who has been terminated can claim they were fired for inappropriate reasons, including whistleblowing. Attorneys at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) understand how these types of claims can negatively affect a company’s reputation and operations, which is why we use our experience to aggressively fight these charges and protect the face of the company. Our lawyers analyze current company policies and procedures to ensure clients obtain […]

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Workers’ Compensation Claims

In any economy, layoffs are inevitable. Along with layoffs comes the filing of workers’ compensation claims. Attorneys at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) have a long and established history of successfully representing employers facing workers’ compensation claims. Our Firm assists clients with plant/company closings and layoffs and provides guidance on effective ways to reduce the number of claims filed by displaced employees. Our lawyers have extensive experience defending […]

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