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Practice Areas

The Kienbaum Law Group, P.C. offers a wide range of legal services to individual and company clients in Michigan. 

To learn more about our services, please click a practice area below.

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution

    Alternate dispute resolution allows individuals and businesses to resolve disputes through means other than judicial process. Alternate dispute resolution is used in various venues, including the employment setting, where disputes relating to all aspects of employment surface. Mediation/Facilitation Mediation/facilitation is a form of alternative dispute resolution which allows parties to resolve a conflict without the assistance of the legal system. A neutral third-party is chosen...

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    Alternate Dispute Resolution

  • Wrongful Termination

    Employment contracts in Michigan which do not have a specific end date are presumed to be at-will. This means that either the employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason, so long as it is not discriminatory under the law. However, parties may agree that termination may only occur for “just cause”, which is typically defined by the contract....

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    Wrongful Termination

  • Discrimination in the Workplace

    The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. The basis for discrimination must be that of a protected class under the law in the jurisdiction the discrimination arises. Under both Michigan and Federal law it is illegal for employers to treat individuals...

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    Discrimination in the Workplace

  • Harassment

    The law forbids harassment based on a protected status of an individual. Under both Michigan and Federal law it is illegal for employers to harass individuals due to their sex, race, age, national origin, religion, FMLA, pregnancy or disability. Some jurisdictions also prevent harassment based on characteristics such as sexual orientation, weight, and height. Harassment can include, for example, offensive remarks about any of the...

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  • Retaliation

    The law forbids an employer from retaliating against an employee for engaging in conduct “protected” under the law. This can include retaliation for claiming harassment or discrimination in the workplace, for reporting a violation of a law or regulation, for assisting a third-party to assert their rights....

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  • Contracts

    Employment Contracts. The Firm can assist employers in drafting contracts relating to all areas of employment and human relations. The Firm can also assist individuals with employment contract negotiations and advice relating to the impact of provisions of employment agreements on an individual. Noncompetition Agreements. Attorney Karen Kienbaum is an authority on non-competition agreements. The firm can assist employers in drafting noncompetition agreements that will...

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  • Human Resources Support

    Alternate Dispute Resolution Businesses that are looking for a way to outsource their alternate dispute resolution needs should look at JustUs. JustUs is a risk management company owned and operated by Attorney Karen Kienbaum, and allows companies to resolve conflicts with their employees through a neutral third-party with a background in human resources, and labor and employment law. For more information click here ( Employee...

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    Human Resources Support

  • Whistleblowers

    The law forbids employers from retaliating against employees who report a violation or suspected violation of state, local, or federal law. Retaliation can be in the form of less favorable treatment related to firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment....

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  • Wage & Hour Concerns

    For Employers and Human Resources Professionals. The Firm assists employers in developing policies and practices to prevent claims with the Department of Labor and Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. This includes classification of employees versus independent contractors, and employees exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act versus employees not exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Firm has also defended businesses who...

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    Wage & Hour Concerns

  • Labor Law

    The Firm assists Companies who have a union workforce. This includes advising the company during a union organizing drive, defending against a charge of violation of Michigan or Federal labor law, and negotiating collective bargaining agreements....

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    Labor Law