Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer presents its annual Raising the Bar on January 24 to address updates in labor and employment law that matter to Michigan employers in 2024

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Detroit – December 18, 2023 – This past year brought significant changes to labor and employment law for employers in Michigan, but what’s on the docket for 2024? Management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer PC will answer that question in its annual Raising the Bar seminar scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy. As the firm’s long-running signature educational series, Raising the Bar informs employers of current issues in employment and labor law and offers guidance on what they should be doing to stay ahead of the curve.

Looking ahead to 2024, to Partner Terry Bonnette predicts there will no shortage of discussion points as the ever-changing landscape of employment law will persist.

“No year is ever dull in terms of employment law, but 2023 saw lots of action with new legislation, as well as court decisions and government efforts to direct arbitration, non-competes, paid leave, religious accommodations, and union representation,” Bonnette said. “Resulting outcomes throughout 2024 could have a significant impact on how employers in Michigan proceed to remain compliant with the law.”

Raising the Bar topics that will be addressed in this session include:

  • Recent guidance from the EEOC, including workplace misgendering and harassment;
  • New workplace compliance requirements under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and PUMP Act;
  • Recent NLRB decisions on joint employers, union representation proceedings, and lawfulness of workplace rules; new independent contractor standard, among other topics;
  • Recent efforts from the FTC/NLRB/Anti-Trust law to regulate non-compete agreements;
  • Employer impact of Supreme Court decision in Groff v. DeJoy on religious accommodations;
  • OSHA final rule on workplace injury and illness reporting requirements;
  • Forecasted impact of Michigan’s repealing of right-to-work provision and increased organizing activity
  • Pending legislation on paid family leave;
  • Other updates from state and federal enforcement agencies;
  • Q & A opportunities

Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at the MSU Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road, Troy, 48098. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The program will run from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. with one 15-minute break.

The cost of the event is $85 per person and pre-registration is requested. To register, e-mail Melody Huffer at or contact Melody at 313.567.5921.

About Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer PC

Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law, workplace investigations, and management consultation and training for private and public sector employers. The firm also provides arbitration and mediation services. Woman-owned and led since its founding in 1992, Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer exclusively represents management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

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Woman-owned and led, Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer has exclusively represented management in the prevention, resolution, and litigation of labor and employment disputes for more than 30 years.

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