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2017 Luncheon Series: Legal Updates with Terry W. Bonnette

November 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event: $25/members; $35/non-members

LAHRA November Meeting - legal-updates

Terry Bonnette


We are pleased to have Terry W. Bonnette return as LAHRA’s legal expert on current and upcoming employment legislation. Please bring legal questions to the Q & A segment or during this upbeat and entertaining legal update.

The following topics will be covered:
EEOC Updates:

  • Increased focus on national origin discrimination and the intersection with religious discrimination.
  • Complex employment relationship in the “gig” economy.
  • Understanding the EEOC’s new guidance on retaliation.
    • What is the status of the new EEO-1 reporting requirements?


Wage and Hour Updates:

  • With the new salary basis test enjoined, can we expect a new salary basis test?
  • Has the DOL changed its position on independent contractors? The persuader rules?
  • Opinion letters.


  • Increased ICE Audits.
    • Obtaining Visas.

Terry W. Bonnette is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School where he was a member of its National Moot Court Team. Mr. Bonnette received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University and a Master of Science degree from Illinois State University. Before law school, Mr. Bonnette taught courses in argumentation, persuasion and speech writing for both Bradley University and Eastern Michigan University, where he also coached their nationally ranked speech teams. Since law school, Mr. Bonnette has practiced at Nemeth Burwell, P.C. representing and counseling management in labor and employment law.

In addition, Mr. Bonnette is the author of “Know Before you Go Offshore”, CORP! Magazine, “Protecting Your Assets With Non-Compete Agreements”, CORP! Magazine, and has co-authored “Genetic Information in Employment”, the Michigan Bar Journal, “Employment Practices Insurance From A to Z”, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the 33rd Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute.



James Vander Hulst
President, Michigan ERN



James Vander Hulst, President of Michigan ERN will provide an overview of the Employer Resource Network model and an analysis of the first year’s performance of the Livingston ERN (LERN).




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