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Robert A. Boonin

Robert A. Boonin

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Expertise

  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Counseling
  • Health Care

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Dykema
Michigan, U.S.A.

Profile

Robert A. Boonin, a member in Dykema's Detroit and Ann Arbor offices, concentrates his practice on labor and employment litigation. In addition, Mr. Boonin is experienced in public contract and education law. As a result, he has represented public and private sector clients across the country in over thirty jurisdictions. His public sector clients include universities, community colleges, K-12 school districts, charter schools as well as cities and townships.

Mr. Boonin has successfully represented clients in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, wage and hour, tenure proceedings and other employment-related lawsuits and claims. He has also represented employers in labor grievance arbitrations, labor negotiations, unfair labor practices and representational proceedings and labor strikes. 

Clients quoted in Best Law Firms 2018 note that Mr. Boonin "serves as an extension of my business, with a thorough understanding of my legal needs and business objectives." He has been named a 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Detroit for Litigation - Labor and Employment by The Best Lawyers in America©, recognized as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan" and is a frequent lecturer to the American and Michigan Bar Associations, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Society of Human Resource Management, the American Society of Employers, trade associations and other groups on labor and employment law on topics such as handling a unionized workforce, wage and hour compliance, sexual harassment, and the ADA.

Bar Admissions

Michigan

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1985, cum laude Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations, MLIR, 1980 The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1976
Areas of Practice

Dykema Delivers HR Innovation | Employment Counseling | Employment Litigation | Health Care | Labor & Employment | Litigation | Non-Compete, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets | Trade Secret & Noncompete Litigation | Unions & Collective Bargaining

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC, for Employment Law, 2010-2014
Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Labor and Employment Law, 2012; and for Employment Law - Management, 2014
Named a leading Labor and Employment Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2010-Present
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow, 2008-Present
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2006-Present; President, 2007-2008
Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Labor and Employment Law, 2005-Present


Professional Associations

    Michigan State Bar Association
    National Association of College and University Att
    Wage and Hour Defense Institute of the Litigation
    Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Advisory

American Employment Law Council
Michigan Council of School Attorneys
Labor and Employment Relations Association
Washtenaw County Bar Association

Articles

Are Parts of Paid COVID-19 Leave Regulations in Jeopardy? Federal Court Rejects Parts DOL’s FFCRA Regulations, Employers Brace for Possible Fallout
Dykema, August 2020

On Monday, August 3, 2020, a New York federal judge issued a decision invalidating portions of the DOL’s regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”). The decision’s impact changes the legal landscape employers confront as they strive to comply with the FFCRA—a landscape that is unstable as the DOL and the courts sort out the legality of the disputed regulations...

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Not Impacted by Employees Who Won’t Return to Work, If Properly Documented
Dykema, May 2020

As borrowers use their loan proceeds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to continue or restore payroll and call back laid-off employees, they may encounter reluctance or refusal by employees to return to work, which could impede borrower’s ability to obtain full forgiveness on their PPP loan...

DOL Issues More FFCRA Compliance Guidance on Paid Leaves
Dykema, April 2020

Guidance Focuses on Concurrent Leave Issues, Hours to be Paid During Leaves, and Regular Rates of Pay Applicable Now that covered employers are providing paid leaves under the Families First Coronavirus Act (the “FFCRA”), more questions about the FFCRA’s nuances are surfacing...

Blogs

Homeostasis: Dykema's Health Care Law Blog
Dykema 

We assist clients in maintaining stability while responding to ever-changing conditions in the health care industry. Health care providers and their supporting business partners must adapt and innovate in the face of evolving governmental and payor policy changes, scientific advancements, and...

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments
Dykema 

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments provides legal insight on topics of special interest to insurance industry professionals. Covering a wide range of industries, Dykema’s Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments blog provides brief but substantive alerts, including updates and analysis on...

NextGen Financial Services Report
Dykema 

NextGen Financial Services Report is published by the Financial Industry Group at Dykema. The Financial Services Industry has gone through a tremendous amount of regulatory and operational IT change in recent years, and with a new presidential administration more changes and developments are on the...

The Firewall
Dykema 

The Firewall keeps you up to date on the hottest legal topics in the ever-changing world of data security and privacy. As information security becomes a critical facet of all businesses and industries and the target of many regulators, it is important to stay apprised of new legal developments. The...

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