Labor And Employment


Michigan’s public employers must navigate ever-changing and complex labor and employment laws on a daily basis. Faced with contract negotiations, harassment claims, layoff/recall decisions, employee misconduct, ADA and FMLA compliance, and other labor and employment issues, public sector employers turn to Thurn Law Firm for assistance.

Widely recognized as leaders in representing Michigan public employers, Thrun Law Firm’s labor attorneys have decades of collective experience advising schools and other public sector clients in all areas of labor and employment law. Thrun Law Firm’s statewide experience in contract negotiations and labor litigation is unmatched, allowing us to spot bargaining trends and creatively solve labor disputes effectively and efficiently. Thrun’s attorneys are well versed in state and federal regulations and have successfully represented public employers in labor and employment litigation in administrative tribunals and state and federal courts. Whether we are at the bargaining table or representing your interests in an administrative tribunal or court, our labor attorneys have the legal expertise to provide practical, cost-effective solutions for the labor and employment issues public employers face.

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Hearings
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Rights and Discrimination (EEOC and MDCR)
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Employee Contracts
  • Employment Regulation (OSHA, MIOSHA, and DOL)
  • Employment-Related Investigations
  • Fact Finding
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Management Strategies
  • Mediation
  • MPSERS
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • PERA and MERC
  • Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Teacher Tenure
  • Unemployment
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Whistleblowers’ Protection Act