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

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Every client deserves to be heard.

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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.


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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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  • 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 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…)

  • New EEOC Guidance on Illegal Retaliation (PDF link) September 1, 2016

    The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that retaliation claims for protected reporting and other protected conduct have overtaken discrimination claims altogether.  It’s not that hard to imagine that the only thing your employer hates more than discrimination at work is actually talking about discrimination work.  Now, the EEOC has finally issued new retaliation guidance explaining the scope of protected reporting under the federal anti-discrimination laws AND the scope of employment actions that will be considered illegal retaliation.

    Read on to discover how the EEOC now thinks about WORKPLACE RETALIATION and the new guidelines they will use (more…)

  • LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT: Proposed UIA Bill Would End Robo-Fraud Attacks on Unemployment Claimants August 8, 2016

    Blanchard Media SpotlightThe Michigan State House Oversight and Ethics Committee has passed HB 4982 H-6 that would end UIA robo-fraud accusations and other abuses of the Michigan State Unemployment Agency.  If you, a family member, or your clients (for the lawyers out there) have been caught up in robo-fraud accusations and garnishments since 2012, you should read on.

    Your help is essential to put an end to the Unemployment Insurance Agency’s abusive tactics of imposing fines and wage and tax garnishments against former unemployment claimants.   Michigan’s elected representatives need to hear your voice.  On a bi-partisan vote, the Michigan House Oversight and Ethics Committee recently passed House Bill 4982 H-6, a new bill to reform the states unemployment benefits laws.  It could be voted on by the full House of Representatives and may become law – if representatives take action right now.

    What would the new bill do? (more…)

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Connected: Using Body Language to Connect When Networking

Which reminds me of a 38-year-old man who was hospitalized in Princeton, WV with gunshot wounds. He had been drinking beer and reported accidentally shooting himself three times, as he attempted to clean each of his three guns.

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The Real Living Wage? $17.28 An Hour – At Least

Fifteen dollars shouldn’t be too much to ask – or demand. In almost every state, a worker needs more than $15 an hour to make ends meet. Add in student debt, and the minimum living wage shoots up to $18.67 an hour nationally. A family with children needs significantly more.

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""More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject." "

–Peter Drucker


from Catalyst

Women Give More: The More Women, The More Generous

  • Average donations of companies with three or more women directors were 28 times higher than those of companies with no women directors.
  • Companies with more women board directors donated significantly more funds than did companies with fewer women
  • Companies with 25% or more women corporate officers made annual contributions that were 13 times higher than those made by companies with zero women corporate officers.