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James M. Reid, IV Elected Labor And Employment Law Section Council for the State Bar of Michigan

Maddin Hauser is pleased to announce that shareholder James M. Reid, IV, has been elected Labor and Employment Law Section Council for the State Bar of Michigan.

The announcement was made by the firm’s President and CEO, Steven D. Sallen. “James is dedicated to analyzing new trends and educating others in the ever-changing field of employment law. James will be a valuable contributor in his new role with the State Bar of Michigan,” stated Sallen.

In this role, Reid will attend monthly Council meetings, plan educational and networking events, participate in a diversity luncheon series, and serve on the Membership Growth and Communication/Newsletter committee.

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 participates in frequent speaking engagements including Michigan HR Day, Michigan Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and related non-profit chapters, national webcasts, podcasts, and conferences on topics including best employee handbook practices and strategies for franchisees and other non-union companies to comply with the National Labor Relations Act and respond to union activity. He served on the panel for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) to discuss important LGBT legal updates, and has written several articles regarding strategies to update employee handbooks and challenge unemployment benefit claims.

Joining Maddin Hauser in 2004 as a summer associate, Reid received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science-Prelaw, cum laude, from Michigan State University in 2002 and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 2005. While in law school, Reid served as an associate editor for the Wayne Law Review.

In addition to his new appointment with the State Bar of Michigan, Reid is a member of its Labor and Employment Law Section e-News Committee. He serves as the Director of Resource Partners at the Michigan Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and, previously, Chaired the Oakland County Bar Association’s Employment Law Committee.

Reid was named to the 2015 and 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list, an exclusive list recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. He is admitted to practice before the federal and state courts of Michigan.
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