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Robert A. Boonin

Robert A. Boonin

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Dykema
Michigan, U.S.A.

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Robert A. Boonin, a member in Dykema's Detroit and Ann Arbor offices, concentrates his practice on labor and employment litigation. In addition, Mr. Boonin is experienced in public contract and education law. As a result, he has represented public and private sector clients across the country in over thirty jurisdictions. His public sector clients include universities, community colleges, K-12 school districts, charter schools as well as cities and townships.

Mr. Boonin has successfully represented clients in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, wage and hour, tenure proceedings and other employment-related lawsuits and claims. He has also represented employers in labor grievance arbitrations, labor negotiations, unfair labor practices and representational proceedings and labor strikes. 

Mr. Boonin is a frequent lecturer to the American and Michigan Bar Associations, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Society of Human Resource Management, the National Business Institute, Lorman Education Services, the American Society of Employers, trade associations and other groups on labor and employment law on topics such as handling a unionized workforce, wage and hour compliance, sexual harassment, and the ADA.



Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1985, cum laude Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations, MLIR, 1980 The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1976
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC, for Employment Law, 2010-2014
Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Labor and Employment Law, 2012; and for Employment Law - Management, 2014
Named a leading Labor and Employment Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2010-Present
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow, 2008-Present
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2006-Present; President, 2007-2008
Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Labor and Employment Law, 2005-Present


Professional Associations

    Michigan State Bar Association
    National Association of College and University Att
    Wage and Hour Defense Institute of the Litigation
    Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Advisory

American Employment Law Council
Michigan Council of School Attorneys
Labor and Employment Relations Association
Washtenaw County Bar Association

Blogs

Labor & Employment Law Blog
Dykema 

In the rapidly evolving field of labor and employment law, we know that employers need to stay informed about changes in the law, and how these changes impact day-to-day business operations. Dykema’s Labor & Employment Law Blog (www.laboremployment-lawblog.com) discusses important labor and...

NextGen Financial Services Report
Dykema 

NextGen Financial Services Report is published by the Financial Industry Group at Dykema. The Financial Services Industry has gone through a tremendous amount of regulatory and operational IT change in recent years, and with a new presidential administration more changes and developments are on the...

SerendIPity: Intellectual Property Law Blog
Dykema 

Few areas of law are as dynamic and fast-changing—and impact as many product categories, industry sectors and individuals (both inventors and creators of original content as well as end-users of those intellectual properties)—as IP law. The contributors to SerendIPity, Dykema’s IP law blog...

Articles

The New Overtime Regulations Are Now Official
Dykema, May 2016

There’s no longer a basis to speculate or read or ignore the rumors. The Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized its changes to the regulations governing who may be exempt from being paid overtime. The changes will still be dramatic in terms of the number of employees impacted, but employers’ worst fears as to what they might contain did not quite materialize. Last Summer’s Proposed Regulations Early last summer, the DOL published its proposed changes to the overtime regulations...

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