practice areas

Practice Areas

EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

Discrimination tears at the heart of our society and undermines the American workplace. Those reporting or opposing illegal discrimination and pay inequality are protected from retaliation by state and federal law…

SEVERANCE NEGOTIATION

Michigan workers depend on wages or salaries to make ends meet. When faced with a sudden
layoff, being without a paycheck is more than an inconvenience; it is a crisis.

WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment has no place in the American workplace. It has a direct impact on performance, workplace relationships, and quality of life for employees…

RETALIATION

When fraud, discrimination, harassment and other illegal conduct appears in the workplace, there comes a time when good people have no choice but to speak up. Unfortunately, the reaction of many unscrupulous employers…

Wage & Hour Law

A few minutes here, an hour there, and missed breaks can add up quickly. Wage theft is not an inconvenience, it is illegal theft. If you are being pressured to work off the clock, misclassified as an independent contractor…

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION CONTRACTS

The stakes are high when executives and other professionals negotiate compensation contracts. The resulting contract can set the tone for the rest of their career with a company, creating a baseline for their compensation…

PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AND DISCIPLINARY REVIEW

The accusation of professional misconduct can be earth shattering. What will you do if you lose your professional license and are forced to pursue a different line of work? Michigan licensed professionals…

WHISTLEBLOWER AND FALSE CLAIMS ACT

When financial fraud, discrimination, and other misconduct appear in the workplace, good people have the courage and fortitude to speak up. Unfortunately, whistleblowers often have a target on their back after exposing…
You are not alone. Abusive non-competes or “restrictive covenants” are typical tactics used to limit competition and the movement of talented employees. This abuse interferes with basic rights to work and control the market…

EMPLOYMENT LAW FAQ

You have many questions about your rights and your legal options for protecting and asserting them. At Blanchard & Walker, we have the answers you are looking for and a track record of achieving results for employees in Ann Arbor and throughout Michigan.
Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked employment law questions.