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.
August 2017 – We settled a Michigan Whistleblower claim filed in Ottawa County Circuit Court on behalf of a former restuarant employee. After having successfully defeated the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law and obtaining over $5,000 in sanctions/attorney fees, the defendant offered to settle weeks before trial for a confidential amount.
July 2017 – Prior to suing, we successfully negotiated a confidential settlement involving sexual harassment claims on behalf of our client. We highlighted anticipated evidence favorable to our client along with comparable verdicts to obtain an amount our client was happy to accept.
June 2017 – Our firm was selected to represent an out-of-state company sued in federal court for alleged trade secret violations under federal and Michigan law and other claims.
May 11, 2017 – Jason Shinn negotiated a settlement and dismissal of a non-compete lawsuit filed in Traverse City Circuit Court. The client, a former employee, was sued after accepting employment with what Plaintiff claimed to be a competitor. However, after filing a motion to dismiss challenging the enforceability of the noncompete agreement, the plaintiff agreed to a settlement under which our client kept his new position and paid nothing to settle.
April 26, 2017 – Our firm won a decisive motion in Oakland County Circuit Court in a shareholder dispute. The parties disagreed over which one of two agreements governed the valuation of the former employee’s shares. The difference under the agreements was estimated to be in excess of $200,000.00.
March 30, 2017 – Our firm filed a Whistleblower Protection Act Claim in Genesee Circuit Court on behalf of our client who was fired after raising food-safety concerns.
March 28, 2017 – Jason Shinn was quoted in Downtown’s Whistleblower Act article. Mr. Shinn said, “With whistleblower protections, whether at the state or federal level, the purpose is to protect the integrity of the law by removing barriers to employee efforts to report violations of the law … whistleblower protections protect the public by protecting employees who report violations of laws and regulations.”
March 27, 2017 – In a Whistlblower Protection Act claim filed in Ottawa County Circuit Court, our firm successfully argued Defendant’s Motion for Summary Disposition should be denied. This means our client’s claim will proceed to trial.
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.