Andrea M. Frailey

Andrea M. Frailey


Michigan, U.S.A.

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Andrea Frailey is an associate in Dykema's Detroit office. Ms. Frailey focuses her practice on labor and employment and litigation matters.

Ms. Frailey previously worked as a student attorney and a student supervisor in the University of Michigan Law School's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and Unemployment Insurance Clinic. Ms. Frailey also worked as a student attorney in the Michigan Environmental Law Clinic. Ms. Frailey was awarded the Carl Gussin Memorial prize for excellence in trial work for her clinical work as a student attorney.

While in law school at the University of Michigan, Ms. Frailey co-founded the Gender Violence Project at Michigan Law where she served as Treasurer and Mentorship Chair. Additionally, she volunteered as a student attorney at the Michigan Family Law Project.

While Ms. Frailey was an undergraduate at Michigan State University, she worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Darlene A. O'Brien and the Honorable Julia B. Owdziej at the Washtenaw County Trial Court.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 2018


University of Michigan School of Law, J.D. James Madison College at Michigan State University, B.A.
Areas of Practice

Business Services | Labor & Employment | Litigation | Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations


Michigan Legislature Amends State Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Acts
Dykema, December 2018

On December 4, 2018, the Michigan Legislature pared back the minimum wage and paid sick leave laws it passed last September in an effort to preclude those issues from being on the November ballot. Had the Legislature not adopted the language of the ballot initiatives legislation, the measures would have been on the November ballot and it would have needed a vote of three-fourths of each house to amend the law if adopted by the voters...

Michigan Legislature Adopts Minimum Wage Increases and Paid Sick Leave: Political Poker Is Alive and Well in Michigan
Dykema, September 2018

After various court battles, two ballot initiatives were set to be on the November ballot for voter consideration. If passed, one would have increased the state minimum wage and the other would have required employers to provide sick leave to employees. Under Michigan law, though, the Legislature is permitted the opportunity to foreclose the issues from appearing on the ballot by adopting those initiatives through legislation...

Clarity on Legality of Work Rules Under NLRA has Arrived!
Dykema, July 2018

Earlier this year, in an effort to clarify what types of employee handbook rules are lawful under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued new 1Guidance on the topic. Determining which rules are permissible and which may violate the NLRA has troubled both union and non-union employers in recent years due to the Obama-era NLRB’s tendency to find that standard handbook rules (e.g...