Patricia Nemeth

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Detroit, MI

Nemeth Law PC
 | 200 Talon Centre Drive, Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-566-4702
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a mediator, investigator, consultant, litigator, negotiator and arbitrator, Patricia Nemeth is a partner at Nemeth Law, P.C., representing those in Michigan in matters of management, labor and employment law. Certified by the American Arbitration Association as a Commercial and Employment Certified Arbitrator, she is also a Certified Mediator for the International Mediation Institute and the state of Michigan. Ms. Nemeth is certified as an investigator for the Association of Workplace Investigation and ATIXA Civil Rights.

In 1981, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a distinction in sociology from the University of Michigan. At Wayne State University School of Law, she obtained a Juris Doctor in 1984 and an LL.M. Labor in 1990. In 2005, she also earned the title of Graduate of LDXXVI from the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Nemeth represents those in the following industries: retail, nursing homes, municipalities, law firms, medical suppliers, courts, hospitals and automobile suppliers. Admitted to practice in Michigan since 1984, she is a member of the Leading Lawyers Michigan Advisory Board, the Illinois Bar Association and the labor and employment, alternative dispute resolution and international law sections of the Michigan Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and all appellate courts in Michigan.

A prolific writer, Ms. Nemeth has published many writings and given lectures on topics related to employment law for the State Bar of Michigan, Channel 4 News, AIG, American Society of Employers, the National Association of Legal Secretaries and many other organizations. For her commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, she earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

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About Patricia Nemeth

Admitted: 1984, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.nemethlawpc.com/attorneys-2.html

Honors and Awards:

  • “WEBAWARD for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development,” Web Marketing Association, 2011
  • “Best of Michigan Business,” Corp! Magazine, 2011
  • "Cool Places to Work," Crain's Detroit Business, 2011
  • “Grant Thornton Leader & Innovator of the Year,” Leaders & Innovators, 2010
  • “Best in Class Award for Legal Website,” Interactive Media Association, December, 2010
  • "Women in Leadership, Small Business," Michigan Business Professional Association, 2010
  • "Wayne State University Distinguished Law Alumni Award," Wayne State University, 2009
  • “Detroit’s Economic Bright Spot,” Corp! Magazine, 2009
  • “Five on the Rise,” Detroit Regional Chamber, 2009
  • “25 Leaders in the Law,” Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, 2009
  • "100 Most Influential Women in Southeastern Michigan," Inforum, 2008
  • "Distinguished Volunteer," Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2005
  • Category Winner, Organizational Performance, "The Best Places to Work in Southeastern Michigan," IRI Consultants to Management and Crain's Business, 2003
  • "Top 10 Woman Business Owner in Michigan," National Association of Women Business Owners, 2002
  • "Top 25 Women Business Leaders in Michigan," Super Lawyers, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • "Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan," Super Lawyers, 2006-2008, 2010-2016
  • "Wayne State University Distinguished Law Alumni Award," Wayne State University, 2016
  • "21st Century Innovators," Michigan Lawyer's Weekly, 2008, 2009
  • "Michigan's Best Business" Honoree, Corp! Magazine, 2008-2012
  • “Webby,” The Webby Awards, 2011, 2012
  • “Silver Award,” W3 Awards, 2011, 2012
  • "The Top Ten Best Places to Work in Southeastern Michigan," IRI Consultants to Management and Crain's Business, 2001 & 2003
  • "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," Michigan Professional & Business Association 2000-2006, 2008-2015
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers' Best Law Firms award 2011-2016
  • "Best Lawyers in America," Labor and Employment Law, 2010-2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Arbitration Certification: American Arbitration Association – Certified Arbitrator (2013 - present) Commercial 
  • Arbitration Certification: American Arbitration Association – Certified Arbitrator (2013 - present) Employment  
  •  Mediation Certification: American Arbitration Association – Certified Mediator (2007 – present)  
  • Mediation Certification: International Mediator’s Institute – Certified Mediator (2008 – present)
  • Mediation Certification: State of Michigan, Certified Mediator (2004)
  •  Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: American Arbitration Association - Depositive Motions in Arbitration: Best Practices for Advocates and Arbitrators (2016)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference (2016)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: American Arbitration Association - Advance Training in Healthcare Mediation, (2016)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, American Bar Association (2010, 2012, 2015)  
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: American Arbitration Association – Impasse: Mediating in the “Red Zone” (2015)  
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: American Arbitration Association – Litigant Psychology (2015)  
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: American Arbitration Association – Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for Arbitrators (2014)  
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Institute, ICLE (2004 – 2014)  
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: Master Class, Advanced Mediation Training (2008 – 2012)  
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: ADR in Bloom, Washington, DC, American Bar Association (2007)  
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: Master Class, Mediation Training (2007)  
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Training: 40 Hour Civil Mediation Training, ICLE (2003)  
  • Workplace Investigation Certification: Association of Workplace Investigators – Certified Workplace Investigator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Masters of Labor Law, Wayne State University School of Law, 1990
  • ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator, Certified
  • Association of Workplace Investigators; Certified Investigator
  • State of Michigan, Certified Mediator
  • International Mediation Institute; Certified Mediator
  • American Arbitration Association; Certified Mediator
  • American Arbitration Association; Certified Arbitrator (Commercial)
  • American Arbitration Association; Certified Arbitrator (Employment)
  • American Bar Association Foundation Fellow, 2012-present
  • Leading Lawyers Michigan Advisory Board, 2016
  • Presenter in panel discussion, Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium, “Joint Employer Status, Franchisors and Franchisees-Paying the Cost to be the Boss,” from labor’s perspective - October 15, 2015
  • Labor and Employment Law Delegate to China 2006
  • “Starting Your Own Law Firm: Advice from Women Who’ve Done It,” Michigan LELS, June 2015
  • American Bar Association - ADR International Committee; Labor and Employment Section; Insurance Law Section; Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section
  • Michigan Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section; Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; International Law Section
  • Participant in Oakland County Bar Association's ABC's of Practice -- Hanging out your own Shingle - February 17, 2011
  • Illinois Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Graduate, 2004-2005 Leadership Detroit XXVI Class.
  • Former Vista Maria Vice Chair/Executive Board member; Vista Maria’s Marketing and Fund Development Committee (with Vista Maria for 12 years). Ms. Nemeth was presented with the Distinguished Volunteer Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2005 for her work with Vista Maria. In 2011, Ms. Nemeth received an award from Vista Maria for Outstanding Board Leadership.
  • Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, Board member, 2014-2017, Vice Chair 2017

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • “Employment and Labor Law,” Co-author, Wayne Law Review, 2002 thru present, 2015
  • “When A Vague Claim of ‘Hostile Work Environment’ is A Discrimination Complaint,” Co-author, Michigan Defense Quarterly, 2015
  • “Litigating the Pregnancy Discrimination Claim,” Allied World Assurance Company, 2015
  • “Starting Your Own Law Firm: Advice from Women Who’ve Done It,” Michigan LELS, 2015
  • “Employment Practices Liability: Minimizing Exposure and Risk,” MBDA, 2015
  • “Legal Trends: Employer Criminal Background Check Policies,” Co-author, Michigan Defense Quarterly, 2015
  • “Litigating the Pregnancy Discrimination Claim,” Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, 2015
  • “Managing Religion in the Workplace,” Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, 2015
  • “How mandated paid sick leave would impact Michigan employers,” Crain’s Detroit Business, Blog-Other Voices, 2015
  • “Five Qs: Patricia Nemeth on Employment Law Changes,” DBusiness Daily News, 2015
  • “Opinion: Tragedy in Virginia opens new chapter for employers,” Crain’s Detroit Business, Blog, 2015
  • “Workplace Violence, VA Shooting Tragedy,” Let It Rip, Fox 2 News, 2015
  • “Joint Employer Status, Franchisors and Franchisees-Paying the Cost to be the Boss,” from labor’s perspective. Presenter in panel discussion, Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium, 2015
  •  ‘Digital Native’ Recruiting Term Can Raise Concerns of Age Discrimination, Detroit Legal News, 2015
  • “Litigating the Pregnancy Discrimination Claim,” Travelers Insurance Group, 2015
  • “Employment Practices Liability: Minimizing Exposure and Risk,” 1st Annual PIA Convention, 2014
  • “Managing Religion in Long Term Healthcare,” HCAM Annual Convention, 2014
  • “LGBT Discrimination in Long Term Healthcare,” HCAM Annual Convention, 2014
  • “Managing Pregnancy in the Workplace,” Nemeth Law Raising the Bar, 2014
  • “Employers Liability Arising from Workplace Violence,” Travelers Insurance Group, 2014
  • “Legal Implications of Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs,” Co-author, SHRM, 2014
  • “Vulnerable Workers and Target High-Risk Areas: Developments and Trends in EEO Law,” Beazley Group, 2014
  • “Sex and Gender in the Workplace in Light of the EEOC’s 2013-2016 Strategic Enforcement Plan: Developments and Trends in EEO Law,” Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, 2014
  • "Religion In The Workplace," Travelers Insurance Group, 2014
  • “Employment Practices Liability: Minimizing Exposure and Risk,” Nemeth Law, P.C., 2013
  • “Small Firm, Big Opportunities: Discovery the Advantages of a Small/Medium Firm,” Wayne State Law School, 2013
  • “Sex and Gender in the Work Place,” Travelers Insurance Group, 2013
  • “The Debate Over  Michigan’s Right-To-Work Law,” Co-author, Employment Law 360, 2013
  • “Not Always Black and White,” Co-author, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2013
  • "Sex and Gender in the Workplace," Allied World Assurance, 2013
  • "Don't Let Election Policies Disrupt Your Workplace," Corp! Magazine, 2012
  • "Don't be Bullied by the EEOC," Allied World Assurance Company, 2012
  • "Employee Issues Before and After a Disaster: Is Your Company Prepared," Detroit Chamber, 2012
  • "Unemployment: How to Defend and Prepare," Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM), 2012
  • "Minimize Risks While Hosting a Holiday Party at Work," Corp! Magazine, 2012
  • Participant in Oakland County Bar Association's ABC's of Practice -- Hanging out your own Shingle, February, 2011
  • “Don’t be Blind-Sided by GINA,” Co-author, Executive Counsel, 2011
  • "Get Outta My Face ... book," Health Care Association of Michigan, Educational Presentation Social Networking in the Workplace, 2011
  • "How the NLRB Views Social Media Disciplinary Issues," Co-author, Law.com, 2011
  • "Employment and Labor Issues," Due process and the Law, Henry Baskin, Channel 50, 2010
  • "How to Keep Rockin' When the EEOC Comes Knockin'," Health Care Association of Michigan, 2010
  • “Responding to a Discrimination Complaint,” National Association of Legal Support, 2010
  • “Update on Employment Laws,” Health Care Association of Michigan, Webinar, 2010
  • "Labor and Employment Law Update," Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, 2009
  • "Genetic Discrimination in Employment," Co-author, The Michigan Bar Journal, 2009
  • "Seeking Clarity on Michigan Medical Marijuana Law," Co-author, Employment 360, 2009
  • “Privacy in the Workplace and Conducting an Internal Investigation,” Sterling Education, 2008
  • “Identity Theft Issues in the Workplace,” Health Care Association of Michigan, 2007
  • “Employment Firms Impacted by Labor History, Other Factors,” Detroit Legal News, 2007
  • "Ford and Reduction in Force Issues," Channel 4 News, 2006
  • “Substance Abuse Policies,” Comcast Newsmakers, 2005
  • “To Blog or Not to Blog: Employee and Employer Guidelines,” Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, 2005
  • “Personnel Records," Lorman Education Services, 2004
  • “Disciplining and Terminating Employees - Protect Yourself,” Health Care Association of Michigan and Michigan Center for Assisted Living, 2004
  • “Hiring, Disciplining and Firing,” American Society of Employers – (ongoing seminars), 2003
  • “What You Need to Know About Employment Laws in the United States,” Women Entrepreneurs of Canada and National Association of Women Business Owners, 2003
  • “Supervisors 101 In Michigan,” Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • “Hiring, Disciplining and Firing,” American Society of Employers – (ongoing seminars), 2002
  • “Supervisors 101 In Michigan,” Lorman Education Services, 2001
  • “Hiring, Disciplining and Firing,” American Society of Employers – (ongoing seminars), 2001
  • “Supervisors 101 In Michigan,” Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • “Hiring, Disciplining and Firing,” American Society of Employers – (ongoing seminars), 2000
  • “Nursing Facilities and the Fair Labor Standards Act,” Health Care Association of Michigan, 1999
  • “ADA and the FMLA: What You Don’t Know Can Land You In Court,” Joint Labor Management Counsel, 1999
  • “Employment Issues -- Are You In Compliance?” Michigan Municipal Risk Management Association, 1998
  • “Employment Practices Liability -- An Effective Employment Practices Strategy,” Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, 1998
  • “ADR Under Michigan's Uniform Arbitration Act and Court Rules”, Michigan Defense Quarterly, 1997
  • “What You Don't Know Can Land You In Court,” Crain's Small Business, 1997
  • “Leased Employees - What Protections from Employment Claims Do Employers Have?” Michigan Defense Quarterly, 1996
  • "Defending Claims Filed by a Disabled Employee Still Employed with the Company," Michigan Defense Quarterly, 1995
  • "Understanding Sexual Harassment," Straight Talk, Amyre Makupson, Channel 50, 1995
  • "Hiring, Disciplining and Firing," Michigan Municipal Risk Management Association, 1995
  • "Race, Gender and Age Discrimination," Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association Manual, 1994
  • "Sexual Harassment: Understanding the Law for Managers and Supervisors," Nursing Homes, 1993
  • "Sexual Harassment," Straight Talk, Amyre Makupson, Channel 50, 1993
  • "Update on Public Employment Law," Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association Manual, 1993
  • "Successorship: Buyer and Seller Obligations," Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 15th Annual Labor Law Seminar, 1990
  • "Civil RICO and the Labor Law Practitioner," Michigan Bar Journal, 1989
  • "The Revenue Act of 1987: A Preview of What Tips Will Cost You at the Next Boston Tea Party," Michigan Restaurateur, 1988
  • "Minors in Michigan - Employment and Minimum Wage," Michigan Restaurateur, 1988
  • "Federal and State Prohibition of the Lie Detector," Michigan Restaurateur, 1988
  • "Criminal Activity - What Duty Do You Owe Your Customers to Prevent It or to Intervene?” Michigan Restaurateur, 1988
  • "Providing Notice to Employees for Business Closings and Layoffs," Michigan Restaurateur, 1988
  • "Grooming Policies: Do Employers Lose All Power When They Require Grooming and Other Standards?” Michigan Restaurateur, 1988
  • "Significant Labor Relations Doctrines Established by MERC Case Law and the Courts," Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association Manual, 1987
  • “The On-Demand Workforce: Spotlight on Employee Misclassification,” Co-author, Michigan Defense Quarterly, 2016
  • New OSHA Regulations Will Publicize Employer Injury Occurrences, Co-author, Nemeth Law Blog, 2016
  • Wellness Program Regulations Update: EEOC Finalizes ADA and GINA Rules, Co-author, Nemeth Law Blog, 2016
  • What Employers Need to Know about the New Defend Trade Secrets Act, Co-author, Nemeth Law Blog, 2016
  • Employers Need Rapid Response Plan to Counteract New NLRB Union Organizing Rules, Co-author, Nemeth Law Blog, 2016
  • EEOC Files First Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Orientation Discrimination Under Title VII, Co-author, Nemeth Law Blog, 2016
  • Wellness Program Regulations Update: GINA and Flambeau, Inc., Nemeth Law Blog, 2016
  • “Accommodating Pregnancy in the Long Term Care Environment,” HCAM/MCAL Annual Convention – 2015

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Obtained Summary Disposition in favor of municipal client in an action filed by the highest ranking attorney (City Corporation Counsel) based on 1st Amendment retaliatory defamation and discrimination under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, 2010
  • Obtained favorable settlement in Department of Labor wage and hour litigation involving proper categorization of employees versus independent contractors. 
  • Defeated union organizing drives by Teamsters, SEIU and UAW.  Successful in defending against unfair labor practices filed for terminations and against objections to union election filed.
  • Resolved highly publicized litigation involving the mayor of a major municipality.
  • Represented a Casino in a ten Plaintiff Arab American discrimination suit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court. All ten Plaintiffs were employees at the time the suit was filed and remained employed throughout the pendency of the suit. Early in the litigation, the decision was made to file a motion to dismiss one of the Plaintiffs based on judicial estoppel grounds because he did not list the claim in his bankruptcy filing, which was granted. After discovery closed, the strategy was to file motions to dismiss on seven other Plaintiffs leaving the most questionable Plaintiffs for last. The seven motions to dismiss were all granted. After obtaining the Judge’s reasoning on the seven, we used that reasoning to have the seven dismissed. We were able to convince the Judge that the individuals were limited to using incidents of which they were personally aware to support their hostile work environment claims
  • Case of first impression in the United States.  ERISA litigation dealing with gender rule versus birthday rule and the coordination of benefits between two health care plans.  We argued the gender rule was discriminatory.  The court in a published decision agreed.  Numerous benefit plans were changed throughout the United States as a result. 
  • Plaintiff sought recovery of $670,000 that he had lost gambling at a Casino, relying on a 150-year old statute that permitted victims of illegal gambling to recover losses. The case, if won, by Plaintiff would have far reaching effects not only for the particular Casino sued, but for all of the other legalized non-tribal casinos in Michigan. Cross motions for summary judgment were filed. Defendant sought summary disposition on the pleadings, arguing that the old statute relied upon by Plaintiff applied only to illegal gambling. Plaintiff’s gambling at the Casino was legal, as the result of a 1996 voter-initiated law that authorized gambling at three casinos in Detroit. Plaintiff also sought summary disposition. Plaintiff and his counsel gave numerous media interviews regarding the case, and posted all of the pleadings on the attorney’s website, apparently fueled by a desire to abolish casino gambling. The court granted Defendant’s motion and denied Plaintiff’s motion.
  • Plaintiff filed a four-count complaint arising out his alleged termination of employment as Chief Operating Officer from an energy company.  He claimed: (1) Breach of Contract; (2) Violation Of The Michigan Whistleblowers Protection Act; (3) Violation Of Michigan Public Policy/Retaliation; and (4) Fraud And Misrepresentation. The claims were filed against five defendants: two corporate entities and three individuals. The complexity of the case was high, and involved novel issues of individual liability and independent contractor versus employee status under both the Michigan Whistleblowers Protection Act and Michigan Public Policy.  The case also involved complex issues of fraud in the inducement on the Breach of Contract claim and reliance on the Fraud and Misrepresentation claim. When our firm took over from another firm who had handled it, there was a default judgment pending against the Defendants.  Plaintiff was demanding 2.5 million dollars.  After a hard fought litigation battle, Plaintiff refused to facilitate.   In July 2009, two of the individual named defendants were dismissed as was individual liability for all named defendants under the Whistleblowers claim.  The court held the remainder of the summary disposition in abeyance.  The case evaluated for $65,000 which both parties rejected.  At a settlement conference, in August 2009, the case settled for the case evaluation amount.  
  • Successfully handled numerous sexual harassment litigation claims involving claims against officers such as CEOs of companies and health care organizations. Claims dismissed or settled for nominal amounts, and successfully defended a class action age discrimination claim against an automotive supplier in reduction in force case. Case dismissed
  • Handled numerous labor strikes. One that lasted for three months and included over 200 discharges, and one in which there were approximately 30 discharges due to picket line violence. Decertification matters handled successfully.
  • Time card fraud case. Successfully defended allegations that administrator of nursing home directed lower level staffing coordinator to pay employees for not working in order to meet state staffing ratios. Wrongful discharge and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Case involving a staffing coordinator. Wrongful discharge case dismissed pursuant to motion. Intentional infliction of emotional distress claim was submitted to a stipulated high/low arbitration. After a 21 day hearing, the arbitrator ruled the discharged employee was entitled to nothing.

Representative Clients:

  • Automotive Company, Automobile Suppliers, Courts, Hospitals, Law Firms, Medical Suppliers, Municipalities, Nursing Homes, Retail

Video:

  • Biological gender or gender identification? The question is gaining increased importance when it comes to employers, currently with the topic of public restrooms. Following backlash from guidance from the Michigan Department of Education on restroom options for LGBT students and a recent North Carolina ordinance, Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law, looks at the potential impact on employers and workplace restrooms.  Recent trends indicate the public restroom battle will quickly move to private restrooms and employers should have a plan of action in place with an emphasis on gender identity for bathroom preference., Transgender Employees, Bathroom Access and the Law, 2016
  • All is not well with wellness plans. The EEOC, fearing employers can use employee health data gained through employer wellness programs to discriminate against employees, recently issued new regulations for employer wellness programs. Patricia Nemeth, founding partner of Nemeth Law, highlights the 4 key EEOC regulations: 1. Wellness plans must have a reasonable chance of improving an employee’s health 2. The program must be voluntary for employees 3. The employer must notify employees if the wellness plan is part of the employer-sponsored health insurance plan 4. Wellness plans must provide reasonable alternatives for disabled employees who are unable to participate, Health, Wellness Plans and the Law, 2016
  • With the mosquito-borne Zika virus rampant in South and Central America, it’s not surprising that dozens of cases have been reported in the U.S. from recent travelers to those geographic areas. What does this mean for employers doing business in countries where the Zika virus is prevalent? From opt—out travel plans to tips on avoiding gender discrimination, Nemeth Law founding partner Patricia Nemeth looks at how employers should handle the issues raised by the Zika virus without running afoul of the law., The Zika Virus, Travel Plans and the Law , 2016
  • When Patricia Nemeth founded Nemeth Law, P.C. 22 years ago, her goal was to build the firm to three attorneys. Today, Nemeth Law has 10 attorneys and is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan representing employers in labor and employment matters., The Nemeth Law Story, 2015
  • The proliferation of smart phone apps allowing individuals to obtain on-demand services such as rides and household tasks has created the so-called gig economy. Unlike other workplace labor mixes, such as adjunct professors in colleges and contingent workers in the healthcare field, the gig economy relies solely on independent contractors. But is it legal? A pending class action lawsuit against Uber prompts Patricia Nemeth of Nemeth Law to take a closer look., Welcome to the gig economy! Smart phones, apps, on-demand labor and the law , 2015
  • When it comes to understanding what accommodations need to be made for employees, it is important for employers to keep the concepts of workers compensation light duty and reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) separate. Nemeth Law attorneys Terry Bonnette and Patricia Nemeth discuss the complexities of the topic., Defining light duty in the workplace, 2015
  • As an employer, do you have to provide workplace accommodations for a pregnant employee? Yes, according to the EEOC, and the organization issued guidelines for employers to follow. But wait…the accommodations required by employers are now being reexamined due to a case brought to the U.S. Supreme Court involving UPS (United Parcel Service). The case is looking at whether or not employers should be required to offer light duty job restrictions to employees who are unable to do their normal job due to pregnancy; the same accommodation made for employees who are injured on the job. Nemeth Law attorneys Terry Bonnette and Pat Nemeth discuss what these potential changes could mean for employers in advance of the Supreme Court’s expected 2015 ruling., Accommodating Pregnancy in the Workplace, 2014
  • Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law PC, notes that changes have been made in Michigan laws this year to prevent former employees from wrongfully claiming unemployment benefits - and cracking down on employers who let them. According to Department of Labor (DOL) estimates, the state of Michigan pays $75 million a year in fraudulent claims. In order to avoid wrongful claims, Nemeth addresses changes in the law and the proper steps both employers and employees should follow to avoid fraud and its ramifications., Unemployment Fraud: Updates to Michigan Laws, 2014

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Educational Background:

  • Wayne State University School of Law, L.L.M. Labor (with honors), 1990
  • Wayne State University School of Law, Detroit, MI, J.D., 1984
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Detroit; Graduate of LDXXVI (2004-2005).
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, B.A., Psychology, Sociology with distinction, 1981. Class Honors (1979-1981)

Industry Groups

  • Automobile Suppliers
  • Courts
  • Hospitals
  • Law Firms
  • Medical Suppliers
  • Municipalities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Retail
Office Location for Patricia Nemeth

200 Talon Centre Drive
Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: 313-566-4702

 

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Last Updated: 6/20/2018

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