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.
December 2, 2016 – Attorney Jason Shinn will be presenting at the National Business Institute’s Lansing Conference. Mr. Shinn will be discussing best practices for investigating and handling electronic evidence issues (e.g., social media, text and email messages, etc.) involved in litigation.
November 2, 2016 – Judge George Jay Quist was assigned to the Business Court for the 17th Circuit (Kent County). This term expires January 29, 2017.
October 27, 2016 – In a federal lawsuit involving trade secret misappropriation, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations, and related claims the Court issued an opinion agreeing with several key evidentiary issues in our client’s favor. A copy of the opinion is available here.
October 26, 2016 – After several rounds of negotiations, we obtained a release of our client from his non-compete restrictions. We had presented several legal arguments to the former employer for why the non-compete agreement was not likely to be enforceable and demonstrated that we were prepared to file a declaratory judgment for the court to rule on our arguments. Rather than risk an adverse ruling, the former employer agreed to waive the restrictions.
August 17, 2016 – Our firm successfully represented a former employee sued for allegedly breaching a non-compete agreement with Kelly Services, Inc. The Court dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice after a confidential settlement agreement was reached that amicably resolved the litigation.
July 27, 2016 – Jason Shinn successfully argued for and obtained an application to appeal a lower court’s decision denying a dismissal motion on constitutional grounds criminal charges. Our client had been charged with misdemeanor charges after filing a class action against the municipality.
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.
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.