The mid-winter meeting of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law section takes place Jan. 25-26 at the historic downtown Detroit Athletic Club.
The conference will start with a networking reception and dinner on Friday, Jan. 25. A distinguished service award will be presented to attorney and former general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board Leonard R. Page of Klimist McKnight Sale McClow and Canzano P.C.
Special entertainment for the evening will be provided by A (Habeas) Chorus Line, a troupe known for its satirical look at current events, politics and personalities through musical parody.
Program highlights on Saturday, Jan. 26 are:
- Updates on cases from the Michigan Employment Relations Commission by Jeffrey S. Donohue, White, Schneider, Young & Chiodini, P.C.; the National Labor Relations Board by Stephen M. Glasser, director, region 7, NLRB; and on Equal Employment Opportunity by Jeffrey A. Steele, Clark Hill, PLC.
- A summary of what's happening on the legislative fronts in Washington D.C. and Lansing by Robert A. Boonin, Butzel Long, PC.
- A panel on "Discontinuing the Continuing Violations Theory: Evidentiary Issues in the Post-Garg Era." Panelists are Lawrence J. Murphy of Varnum Riddering Schmidt Howlett LLP; Michael Pitt of Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers & Golden; and Hon. Robert J. Colombo Jr., Wayne County Circuit Court.
- A panel on "Trying The High Profile Case: The View From the First Chair." Panelists are Samuel E. McCargo of Lewis & Munday, PC; Kathleen L. Bogas of Eisenberg & Bogas, P.C.; and moderator Daniel J. Bretz of Clark Hill, PLC.