Todd Knecht

Todd Knecht

KNECHT LAW, PLC - Labor Employment Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Michigan
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EMPLOYMENT LAW. Over 35 years of experience in the field of complex employment litigation and employment law matters, including EEOC investigations, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment and discrimination claims, wage-hour violations, FMLA, ADA, defamation, breach of contract, retaliation, whistleblower and a variety of other employment-related claims.
SEVERANCE AGREEMENTS. We have successfully negotiated numerous severance agreements on behalf of employers as well as key employees in a variety of industries throughout West Michigan.
NONCOMPETE, NONSOLICITATION AGREEMENTS. We have extensive experience in the enforcement and/or defense of noncompete, nonsolicitation and other restrictive agreements.
TRADE SECRETS, CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. We also have significant expertise with preparing and enforcing Employment Agreements designed to protect trade secrets and/or confidential information from misappropriation and/or unauthorized disclosure. We have also defended senior level personnel and/or other key employees accused of misappropriating trade secrets and/or confidential information.
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS. We provide practical counseling and legal representation aimed at resolving sensitive, employee-relations issues. We routinely assist employers with creating and updating "plain English," legally compliant, common sense Employee Handbooks and personnel policies designed to meet the specific needs of the client's workforce; we advise employers on a wide range of disciplinary issues in a variety of industries throughout West Michigan. We have also provided legal representation to senior-level personnel or other key employees facing (among other things) disciplinary and/or other personnel challenges.

Practice Area
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Areas
  • noncompete law
  • Noncompete and Trade Secrets
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
J.D. (1981)
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Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar  # 35362
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Articles & Publications
Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy
Sterling Education Services, Inc.
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PO Box 68292
Grand Rapids, MI 49516
Telephone: (616) 308-4716
Fax: (616) 828-5982
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