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Mike Bernard Quoted in Crain’s Detroit Business Article

October 3, 2016

Mike Bernard, Detroit-based member of Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group, was quoted in the Crain’s Detroit Business article “Companies await Supreme Court ruling on attempts to curb class-action lawsuits.” The article discusses how Southeast Michigan employers may need to rethink the way they manage the risk of lawsuits from their workforce depending on a future U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether employee class-action claim waivers are legal.

In the article, Bernard explained that the coupling of the class-action waiver is a relatively new practice among employers, but one that is certain to gain in popularity since it prevents them from being held hostage by the threat of a class action. He goes on to state that Dykema’s labor attorneys are recommending clients attach the waiver to employment agreements, even as the practice hangs in the balance.

Subscribers to Crain’s Detroit Business can read the entire article here.