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As a business leader, you know that talented and engaged employees form the heart of any successful organization. A strategic approach to employment-related legal issues will position you to maintain and grow the impact of this important organizational resource.

At Dalton & Tomich, PLC, our experienced attorneys provide strategic counsel on labor and employment issues for clients in a wide variety of industries, ranging from small businesses to middle market corporations and from national nonprofits to local churches. This includes general employment counseling and advice as well as employment litigation defense in the case of a lawsuit filed by an employee. We will work with you to provide cost-effective, creative, and efficient solutions to the unique employment and workforce challenges you face in your organization.

Employment Counseling and Advising
Whether you are starting a new business or managing an existing business, we can help with your employment law needs. Our attorneys regularly counsel clients on a wide variety of employment issues, including:

  • Preparing Employee Handbooks
  • Drafting Employment Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Severance Packages
  • Hiring and Recruitment
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Termination
  • Compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Compliance with the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Compliance with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Compliance with Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act
  • Compliance with the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act
  • Compliance with Federal Labor Standards

We take into account not only your short-term employment legal issues, but also your long-term goals. We provide the knowledge and solutions you need to cultivate and maintain a productive and pleasant work environment that contributes to your ongoing success.

Employment Litigation
The employment attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have extensive experience litigating disputes that arise between employers and employees. We have defended small businesses, large corporations and partnerships in both state and federal court. Our goal in litigation is to protect your legal interests while maintaining focus on the greater business goals and objectives. Since no two lawsuits are the same, Dalton & Tomich, PLC attorneys work vigorously with you to develop a legal strategy that is right for your particular employment situation.

We can help you meet your goals.

The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have the experience and the knowledge to work with you to develop a legal solution that helps you accomplish your goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes. It is very important to retain legal counsel and promptly respond to inquiries by state or federal agencies. If you fail to do so, you risk severe repercussions.

While it may be tempting to put off the enactment of sound employment procedures, doing so can save you time and money in the long run. We recommend an employee handbook with state specific language, standard hiring documents and an employment agreement with non-compete language if your company is in a competitive industry.

Yes. Prompt response to a lawsuit is essential. Even if you wish to discuss settlement of a lawsuit, you should retain an attorney to answer the complaint and any pending motions so a default judgment is not entered against you. Remember, the clock is ticking from the moment you are served with the complaint.