For over 15 years, we've worked with companies to comply with federal and Michigan employment law requirements, as well as representing individuals whose employment law rights have been violated. Our employment law concentration allows us to provide companies with cost-effective strategies to avoid or minimize litigation. And our employment law experience allows us to provide individuals with insightful and thorough representation when it comes to discrimination claims.
Since 2001, we have been responsible for drafting and enforcing reasonable noncompete agreements, as well as defending against overbroad restrictions. We also regularly review noncompete restrictions to provide a rigorous assessment about the enforceability of a restriction or to determine if starting a business or pursuing new employment opportunities would likely violate the noncompete agreement. Contact us for a consultation about Michigan noncompete law.
July 14, 2016 – Judge Edward Ewell, Jr., effective July 29, 2016, is assigned by order of the Michigan Supreme Court to serve as the business court judge in Wayne County’s 3rd Circuit Court for the remainder of a six-year term expiring April 1, 2019. Judge Ewell was appointed to the Wayne County Bench in 2003 and before that was the Interim Deputy Corporation Counsel for Wayne County.
July 13, 2016 – In an employment discrimination lawsuit, a Federal Judge issued an order in favor of our client. The Order denied the defendant former employer’s motion for a more definite statement. It also denied the motion to dismiss our client’s retaliation claims.
July 5, 2016 – A federal appeals court affirmed the conviction of a former executive under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act after he started a competing business, but continued to accessed his former employer’s computer database. Read more here.
June 30, 2016 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued an interim final rule that goes into effect on August 1, 2016. The rule increases the fines for employing unauthorized workers, for Form I-9 paperwork violations, and for immigration-related discrimination.
June 23, 2016 – In federal lawsuit filed against our client asserting claims for trade secret, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations, and other claims, Shinn Legal obtained a partial motion for summary judgment against the former employer’s unjust enrichment claim. We also successfully defeated the Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment, which the Court denied in its entirety.
June 8, 2016 – In lawsuit filed in Michigan Circuit Court for noncompete, trade secret misappropriation, and related claims, our law firm argued against the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) in favor of the former employer. The Court, declined to issue an order granting the TRO as requested by the former employer. Instead, the motion was taken under advisement, which lead to the negotiation of a favorable settlement.
About Shinn Legal
Shinn Legal, PLC is a Michigan-based law firm. The attorneys at Shinn Legal are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their current and evolving needs.
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Jason M. Shinn
Jason Shinn is a Michigan licensed attorney. Since 2001, Mr. Shinn’s legal experience includes representing privately held companies, publicly traded companies, as well as start-up companies in numerous industries, including manufacturing, Internet and e-commerce, finance, health, technology, and telecommunications.