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THE FIRM

David Blanchard and Angela Walker have served Ann Arbor’s employees and business community for over ten years.

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THE PHILOSOPHY

Every client deserves to be heard.

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THE PRACTICE

David Blanchard and Angela Walker have worked together for over ten years to provide high quality and timely responses to the emerging legal needs for individuals and businesses in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan.

ATTORNEY PROFILES

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David Blanchard

David Blanchard focuses on helping people get back to work, stay at work, fighting wage theft, and preventing retaliation and wrongful termination.

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Angela Walker

Angela Walker provides advice and advocacy for employees facing discrimination at work, fighting a wrongful termination, or being denied compensation and benefits to which they are entitled.

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PRACTICE AREAS

FROM THE BLOG

  • Federal Court Order Halts Collection Activity on Unemployment Robo-Fraud Cases January 13, 2017

    A Federal Court Order issued January 11 will halt income tax garnishments and other collection activity for unemployment “robo-fraud” victims until there is an individualized staff review and the fraud finding is confirmed. The Order, entered by stipulation on January 11, 2017, is a huge victory for our clients and for all those affected by faulty robo-fraud determinations from October 2013 to August 2015. (more…)

  • “Non-compete agreements narrow the employment options for an estimated one in five workers in the United States.”  November 2, 2016

     

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    White House Aims to Lift the Curse of Overreaching Non-Compete Agreements

    Responding to the economic impact of unnecessary and overreaching non-compete agreements – and even recent examples of employers colluding to limit job options of employees – the White House last week announced a new push to “Spur Competition in the Labor Market and Accelerate Wage Growth.” It’s about time.

     

    Wow! a National Push to Reform Non-Compete Policies Across States? How Did I Miss it?

    It would be understandable if you missed the announcement. The White House announcement slipped from media attention amid the frenzy in the last weeks of the presidential election and the excitement of the World Series’ return to Wrigley Field. How could the legal policy shift on an issue of labor economics compete for media attention? (more…)

  • New Rules for FLSA Overtime Exemptions October 5, 2016

    JNew Rules for FLSA Overtime Exemptions oin attorney David Blanchard next Monday October 10, 2016 (12-1:30 PM) for  an Overtime Compliance Panel Focusing on the New Salary Level Rule.  We still have some spaces left but it is filling up quick.  RSVP to Kelley at lindquistk@ewashtenaw.org or 734-994-4912 by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 7th

     

    The panel discussion and Q &A session following will focus on the Department of Labor’s new salary level increase for overtime exempt employees.   (more…)

Blanchard & Walker Weekly

TOPIC OF THE WEEK

Game Change: Positive Politics at Work

It's difficult to watch TV, go online or look at a newspaper today without seeing headlines about politics. But according to a recent poll, politics isn't limited to politicians. 56% of us believe that playing politics is necessary for getting ahead at wo

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"Trust is a great force multiplier."

–Tom Ridge

LIST OF THE WEEK

from ON24

Training Mistakes: Workers Feelings About Corporate Training

  • 84% say there are problems with training
  • 48% say it only happens occasionally
  • 45% say content is inconsistent
  • 25% say material is boring and not up to date