- June 1, 2016Butzel Long attorney Daniel B. Tukel featured during Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce program on June 15, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Most state and federal non-discrimination laws prohibit employers from taking actions. However, for religious practices and disabilities, employers are legally required to take affirmative steps to accommodate employees.May 31, 2016Butzel Long attorney Jennifer Dukarski appointed to serve as a liaison to ABA’s Forum on Communications Law
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Jennifer Dukarski has been appointed to serve as the liaison to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division on the Forum on Communications Law Governing Committee.May 31, 2016
Two-way trade: Attorney represents clients in Mexico, U.S.
By Sheila Pursglove
Six million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Mexico – including 175,000 Michigan jobs.May 27, 2016
Detroit-based law firm increases attorney rankings and recognition in Chambers’ “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 – The Client’s Guide”May 24, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorneys Geaneen M. Arends and Paul M. Mersino will participate in a panel program on May 25, 2016 during Detroit StartUp Week, a five-day entrepreneurship conference.May 23, 2016Butzel Long attorney Reginald Pacis featured during Kiwanis Club of Cosmopolitan Detroit Prayer Breakfast
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long immigration law attorney Reginald A. Pacis was a featured speaker during the Kiwanis Club of Cosmopolitan Detroit Prayer Breakfast on May 21, 2016 at the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan in Southfield.May 22, 2016Butzel Long attorney Gary Klotz quoted in Crain's Detroit Business on the U.S. Department of Labor new overtime rules
Attorneys: 'Work to be done' for employers to adjust to new OT rules
The U.S. Department of Labor last week finalized its updated ruling on overtime regulations that greatly expand the amount of workers eligible for overtime pay.
While the agency touts a meaningful boost to the paychecks of millions of workers, businesses are now working to reduce the ruling's impact.May 22, 2016
New law's message to business: Protect trade secrets
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 was signed into law earlier this month by President Obama, and the act is now effective. Below is a recap of what is new and what every company should be looking to do in light of this new law. Specifically, there are new provisions that must be written into every noncompete or other restrictive covenant signed by any employee.May 1, 2016Butzel Long attorney Jennifer Dukarski quoted in Crain's Detroit Business on Autonomous Vehicle Legislation
Michigan races to stay in the drivers' seat on autonomous vehicle legislation
LANSING — In 2013, Michigan legislators adopted the state's first laws for driverless vehicles, allowing them to share the road with live motorists only while being tested.
That legislation helped Michigan become an early leader in the race to build a self-driving car, said Mike Kowall, a state senator from Oakland County who sponsored the bills.
But for Michigan to win — especially against the tech giants of Silicon Valley, which are developing their own prototypes — he believes the state also needs to lead by regulation, before a patchwork of rules crops up across state lines.April 28, 2016
Among the pioneers: Employee benefits attorney began as a paralegal in Detroit
By Sheila Pursglove
Although Nancy Keppelman enjoyed studying music in college, she knew she lacked the chops to be a professional musician.April 26, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Rebecca S. Davies has been named a Most Valuable Professional by Corp! Magazine. She is one of several southeast Michigan business leaders who will be recognized during a breakfast banquet on April 27, 2016 at Schoolcraft College.April 26, 2016Butzel Long attorney Gary Klotz quoted in New York Times - Volkswagen Reverses Course on Union at Tennessee Plant
Just two years ago, Volkswagen was actively supporting the United Auto Workers in its push to organize the company's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.
But in September, the German automaker was plunged into turmoil over revelations that it had equipped almost 600,000 diesel cars sold in the United States with software to cheat on tailpipe emissions tests.
Since then, a large portion of Volkswagen's senior management has changed - and so has its approach to the union drive. Now, rather than cooperating with the UAW, Volkswagen is trying to block the union.April 14, 2016
Business litigator learned lessons 'on' and in the court
By Sheila Pursglove
Although attorney Bernie Fuhs has handled some high profile cases, his most rewarding triumph was helping a close friend in a landlord/tenant dispute.April 13, 2016
NLRB rules UAW can organize group of VW workers
UAW wins a key NLRB ruling that aids its effort to represent Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn.April 12, 2016
Protect Your Intellectual Property While Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Cyber Threats
The U.S. Commercial Service will host an in-depth webinar featuring experts who will discuss the critical components of intellectual property protection as you grow your business internationally and how to proactively manage your cybersecurity risks.April 12, 2016Butzel Long attorney discusses legal hurdles of autonomous vehicles at University of Michigan Law School conference on April 15
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Jennifer Dukarski will discuss legal and regulatory hurdles to deployment of autonomous vehicles during a conference at The University of Michigan Law School on Friday, April 15, 2016.April 4, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Three Butzel Long attorneys will be featured presenters during the Original Equipment Suppliers Association’s (OESA) first-ever California Regional Supplier Meeting on April 19, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.March 31, 2016
DETROIT, Mich..– Butzel Long Attorney, Shareholder and Vice President James F. Gehrke has been elected to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors. He practices in the firm’s Detroit and Washington, D.C. offices and is the Managing Shareholder of the D.C. office.March 21, 2016Jump to PageButzel Long attorney discusses immigration law during April 4 workshop presented by Association of Chinese Americans
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long immigration law attorney Reginald A. Pacis will co-present a workshop on immigration compliance issues during an Association of Chinese American program on April 4 at the Chinese Community Center in Madison Heights.March 17, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Geaneen M. Arends was recently elected to serve as a member of the Detroit Educational Television Foundation/ Detroit Public Television (DPTV) Board of Trustees.Page: