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Daniel L. Villaire

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Dan counsels and represents employers in all matters related to employees and the workplace, including: employment, confidentiality, non-compete, and non-solicit agreements; handbooks and policies; wages and overtime (FLSA); medical and family leaves (FMLA); accommodations for disabilities (ADA); harassment; discrimination including race, sex, gender, religion, ancestry, disability, and age; internal investigations; employee termination; separation agreements; sales commissions; charges of discrimination (EEOC); occupational and health and safety investigations (OSHA); workplace injuries, lockout-tagout; union collective bargaining agreements; union grievances and arbitration; union unfair labor practice charges (NLRB); and transactions involving sales and purchases of businesses.

Dan consults with employers on a day-to-day basis to help them avoid litigation. He works with employers to keep their policies and procedures current with applicable laws and to develop effective strategies for responding to complaints, requests for disability accommodations and FMLA leaves, overtime claims, and issues that arise under collective bargaining agreements. Dan also negotiates collective bargaining agreements and works with employers on the proper application and interpretation of those agreements.

Dan has represented employers in federal and state courts, labor arbitrations, and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, DOL, OSHA, and NLRB throughout the country. He has taken multiple cases to trial and appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on multiple occasions.

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