Our Statement Against Racism
In response to recent protests following the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan renews and reaffirms its opposition to systemic racism.
We recognize the reality that racism and discrimination, too often, preclude African Americans and other people of color from obtaining access and equal opportunity in employment. Civil rights statutes serve as important vehicles to eradicate racial injustice, and as labor and employment lawyers, we commit to continue utilizing these statutes to vigorously advocate for equal justice in the representation of our clients.
We further acknowledge that our words cannot replace our deeds; that listening will be important for all on this journey; and that for divisions to heal, we must focus on self-reflection, education, understanding, and most of all, unity, as we work collectively to identify sustainable solutions. In this vein, the section will continue to provide quality programming centered around race equity and implicit bias via our diversity luncheon series and then join with our members to do the very difficult work of putting what we learn into practice.
Please note: The Labor & Employment Law Section does not speak for all 2,221 of its members, but through your actions we will always speak for the rule of law and equal justice for all.
Job Opening: Attorney Administrator 19—First Assistant—MDOC Division
This position will function as the First Assistant in the MDOC Division and is responsible for the operations and oversight of the Employment Unit of the division including the direct supervision of attorneys and support staff. The position will also handle legal matters and client advice as described below and will handle other assignments as required by the Division Chief and department.
The Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) is offering a number of free, informative webinars for the public in September and October. These include webinars for workers, employers, and advocates. Please review IER's webinar schedule to choose the right presentation for you.
IER enforces the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This law prohibits citizenship, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee; unfair documentary practices; retaliation and intimidation. For more information visit www.justice.gov/ier.
Training for Refugee and Asylee Service Providers
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
IER/USCIS/ICE Tri-Agency Webinar
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Training for Employers and HR Representatives
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Training for Worker Advocates
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Seminario de la IER para trabajadores y sus defensores en español
jueves, 7 de octubre del 2021 a la 1:00-2:00 p.m. tiempo del este
Joint IER/USCIS Employee Rights Webinar
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Joint IER/USCIS Employee Rights Webinar
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
For webinar materials in alternate format or other reasonable accommodation requests, contact Lorren Love at Lorren.Love@usdoj.gov or (202) 616-5594 at least one week before the webinar or as soon as possible, to ensure there is adequate time to arrange for the accommodation. In your request, please include a description of the type of accommodation needed and your contact information.
Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688
Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155
The Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan provides education, information and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, this site, public service programs, and publication of a newsletter. Membership in the Section is open to all members of the State Bar of Michigan.