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 2022 – Jason Shinn was again selected as a 2022 Super Lawyer for employment law. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using its patented multiphase selection process, which combines peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
August 2022 – We got an Order of Contempt in a non-compete lawsuit set aside for our client. The Plaintiff claimed our client violated a non-compete restriction and an injunction order. The initial Judge assigned to the case, Martha Anderson, granted a limited injunction order and later found it was violated. However, we continued to argue in court filings that the order was wrong because of procedural flaws and erroneous conclusions and it should be and would be reversed on appeal. After Judge Anderson was replaced as an Oakland County Business Court Judge, our arguments and negotiations resulted in Judge Anderson’s replacement entering a stipulated order setting aside the contempt order.
June 2022 – After a non-profit defendant reached a confidential settlement with our client, the remainder of the case was resolved after the other defendants accepted the case evaluation award in favor of our client. The claims involved defamation, tortious interference with contracts and business expectancies, invasion of privacy, and civil conspiracy.
May 2022 – We obtained a stipulated dismissal with prejudice of a breach of contract claim against our client pending in Macomb County Circuit Court. The dismissal order was made possible by contract terms we had drafted years before the lawsuit was filed.
January 2021 – We obtained a favorable decision from the State of Michigan/Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) Wage and Hour Division against an employer who used a non-disclosure restriction that violated Michigan law. The decision included the maximum monetary penalty permitted under the statute.
December 2020 – We obtained a very favorable settlement on behalf of our client to resolve claims under the Family Medical Leave Act. The claims were filed in Federal Court, Eastern District of Michigan.
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.