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James M. Reid Appointed Chair Of Oakland County Bar Association’s Employment Law Committee
James M. Reid has been appointed as Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s (OCBA) Employment Law Committee.

The announcement was made by the firm’s President and CEO, Steven D. Sallen. “With his continued efforts in supporting the OCBA, as well as his dedication to working with our firm’s clients to address and resolve their employment-related issues, I’m certain that James will be a superb leader of the Employment Law Committee.” stated Sallen.

In this role, Reid will lead monthly committee meetings to review and address issues, respond to developments in the law, and discuss significant activities concerning the labor and employment law practice area. The OCBA Employment Law Committee will be responsible for organizing at least two Employment Law Seminars and preparing articles for inclusion in Laches Magazine.

The OCBA’s committees are focused on keeping its members informed of significant developments in their areas of practice and shaping Bar Association policy on issues of professional concern.

A member of Maddin Hauser’s Corporate/Employment and Franchise and Distribution Practice Groups, Reid works with employers on employment issues including counseling and advising human resource professionals and business owners. He develops and improves employment policies and contracts, handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, unconditional release forms, and separation agreements, as well as assists employers with federal and state wage and hour audits.

Reid also provides legal advice and counsel to employers in litigation, arbitration, and administrative law proceedings, including before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, state and federal Departments of Labor, and the Unemployment Insurance Agency.

In addition to this new appointment, Reid serves as Resource Partner Program Co-Director for the Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (MISHRM), and frequently presents at local and national conferences, webcasts and podcasts regarding best employee handbook practices, strategies for franchisees and other non-union companies to comply with the National Labor Relations Act, and responses to union activity. He has authored several articles regarding strategies to update employee handbooks and challenge unemployment benefit claims.

Reid was recognized as a 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers® Rising Star and is admitted to practice before the federal and state courts of Michigan.