Dykema

We serve clients around the world from our 13 strategically situated offices in Michigan, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Texas, California, and Minnesota. Through our practice management structure and our focused Industry Groups, we know and understand the industries in which our clients compete, from Automotive to Energy, from Hospitality and Gaming to Financial Institutions. Bottom line, we are attuned to the latest industry trends that affect our clients’ businesses, enabling us to provide counsel that is comprehensive, insightful and cost-effective.

In a recent meeting with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (“OESA”), manufacturing human resources representatives were surprised to learn how different California employment laws are from the laws in the rest of the United States. Below is a summary of what laws most surprised the attendees: California has daily as well as weekly overtime rules; California requires employers to pay employees premium pay for missed lunch and rest breaks; California has very specific rules regarding…
In a move that could impact tens of thousands of workers and 30% of U.S. goods, there may be a freight rail stoppage starting Friday, September 14, 2022, if rail operators and unions fail to reach a deal by 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday.  Due to this potential lack of staff, as of Tuesday, September 13, some rail operators even stopped accepting certain freight (such as hazardous materials), because there may not be anyone available…