Jan Michelsen concentrates her practice in counseling and defending management in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including employment discrimination litigation, EEOC and administrative agency charges and complaints, sexual harassment, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, WARN, in federal and state courts and before regulatory agencies. She also counsels in the area of employment contract disputes, employee privacy issues, social media electronic communications, wage and hour issues, wrongful discharge claims, and other state tort claims, such as defamation and negligent retention. She has been involved in labor/management relations; union avoidance training and campaigns; arbitrations; and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.
She provides a wide range of employers with timely, practical advice on discipline, termination, reasonable accommodation, FMLA compliance, and separation agreements. Jan also conducts employment audits, reviews employee handbooks, and works with clients to develop effective, enforceable personnel policies. She provides practical and engaging training sessions to supervisors and managers on a variety of employment topics, including harassment, employee handbooks, union avoidance, social media, and workplace investigations, designed to provide an overview of employments laws, improve clients’ success in managing workers, help them identify and address workplace issues, increase productivity and satisfaction, and avoid employment-related claims and lawsuits .
Prior to her legal career, Jan directed communications, strategic planning, and marketing functions as Director of Business Development at Indiana University Medical Center.