Employment issues represent some of the most complex and difficult situations facing business owners today. Even the most careful and dedicated employers can find themselves overwhelmed by compliance requirements or blindsided by a lawsuit claiming wrongful termination, work place harassment or violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Our attorneys understand the legal minefield facing businesses, the complexity of the employer-employee relationship and the laws and regulations affecting that relationship. We have decades of experience counseling for-profit and nonprofit businesses of all sizes in employment matters. Additionally, we have successfully defended businesses that have been sued by a disgruntled employee or audited by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Whether your business needs include drafting or evaluating your employee handbook, drafting or enforcing non-compete/non-disclosure agreements, remaining compliant with state and federal regulations, developing an employment practices plan, negotiating a settlement with a former employee, or litigation defense, our experienced attorneys will work with you and for you to provide the best solutions for your fact-specific situation.

If you have any employment concerns regarding your business, don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact one of our attorneys today. The planning you do today can prevent current concerns from becoming future problems.

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Nicolas M. Morano, Accomplished Real Estate Attorney, Joins GGTM Law
Posted on February 11, 2019
Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (“GGTM”) welcomes Nicolas M. Morano, who recently joined the growing ranks of experienced attorneys at GGTM. Nic has more than a decade of experience in counseling businesses and entrepreneurs in complex real estate and corporate matters. As a Mona Shores High School graduate, Nic is excited to transition his practice back home to the Muskegon area after spending the first ten years of his career with a large law firm in Grand Rapids.  Nic’s breadth of experience in a wide variety of real estate and corporate matters is a valuable asset to GGTM and... MORE
Legacy Release Program Funding Completely Allocated
Posted on April 2, 2018
On March 16, 2018, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced that the $36 million in funding earmarked for the Legacy Release Program (LRP) barely 6 months ago (via the passage of Public Act 130 of 2017) has been completely allocated to approved or pending claim submittals. As a result, the MDEQ is not reviewing any additional claims made under the LRP. However, a waiting list of up to 100 more claim applications will be maintained, in the event that current claims do not expend the full approved amount or are otherwise denied. The waiting list information can... MORE
New MUSTA Legislation Enacted
Posted on October 27, 2017
House Bill 4583 was recently signed into law by Governor Snyder.  This Bill creates the “Legacy Release Program”, establishes new options to demonstrate financial responsibility for cleanup fund deductibles, and provides for reimbursement of local units of government (LUG) for certain corrective action costs. The highlights of HB 4583 (now referred to as Public Act 134 of 2017) are outlined below: The Legacy Release Program is created and will be administered by the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority (MUSTA). The intent is to provide a mechanism to aid in the completion of corrective actions and to close out “old”... MORE
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