Butzel Long attorney to discuss Michigan’s Right-to-Work Laws during “Lunch and Launch” program on February 21, 2013 in Sterling Heights



DETROIT, Mich. – Michigan’s recently enacted “right-to-work” laws will make it unlawful to require an employee to become a union member or to pay dues or fees as a condition of employment. However, what does this mean for employers moving forward?

Butzel Long labor and employment attorney John Hancock, Jr., will  discuss Michigan’s right-to-work laws during a “Lunch and Launch Program” from Noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Macomb-OU INCubator at the Velocity Collaboration Center, located at 6633 Eighteen Mile Road in Sterling Heights. Seating is limited for this free program and registration is required. To register, call Joan Carleton at (586) 884-9324 or email: macINC@oakland.edu.

This briefing will review these new laws and how they may impact unions, non-union employers, and collective bargaining strategies. Discussion also will include potential union requests to extend current contracts before the law becomes effective, administration of dues check-offs, and potential legal challenges.

Based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office, Mr. Hancock's practice focuses on collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations as well as counseling of both public and private employers. He also has extensive experience in employment and OSHA litigation. Mr. Hancock has served as chief negotiator in numerous collective bargaining negotiations for public schools, municipal and public utilities as well as clients in various other businesses ranging from casinos to steel plants to hospitals and country clubs. A good portion of his practice is devoted to counseling clients on employment issues. 

About the Macomb-OU INCubator

The Macomb-OU INCubator provides comprehensive development and support to startup and emerging businesses with a focus on the defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

About Butzel Long
Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms.  Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc.,
(248) 353-3030, ext. 2114

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