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James F. Hermon

James F. Hermon


Michigan, U.S.A.

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James F. Hermon is a member in Dykema's Labor & Employment practice group. Mr. Hermon's practice focuses upon the defense and trial of employment cases in federal and state courts, as well as counseling, advising and training corporations regarding their obligations under state and federal employment laws.

Mr. Hermon has represented a broad range of clients in a variety of employment and discrimination related matters, including representation in administrative proceedings before the EEOC, defense of lawsuits involving race, national origin, age, and sex discrimination, defense of sexual harassment claims, defense of disability and religious accommodation claims under state and federal law, and the defense and prosecution of claims for alleged violations of covenants not to compete. Mr. Hermon has also assisted employers in the drafting and implementation of employment policies, as well as the negotiation of employment and severance agreements with highly placed corporate executives. Mr. Hermon is also active in the Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1995


Ohio State University, J.D., magna cum laude University of Michigan, A.B.
  • with high honors
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Court Admissions:
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1995
• U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1996
• U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1996


  • Webinar, July 2004 - "Accommodation Primer"
  • Webinar, August 2004 - "Responding to Discrimination Charges"
  • Webinar, March 2005 - "Drafting Separation Agreements"
  • Webinar, April 2005 - "Top Five Employer Errors In Complying With the FLSA"
  • Webinar, June 2005 - "The Top Five Personnel Mistakes Employers Make"
  • Dykema Employment Law Seminar, October 2005 - "Discovery Landmines"
  • Webinar, April 2006 - "Company Secret? What Secret? How to Protect Your Company''s Trade Secrets and Legitimate Business Interests"
  • Webinar, May 2006 - "Finding Employees With The Right Stuff"
  • Private Employer Seminar, July 2006 - "Six Things Plaintiffs'' Attorneys Love to See"
  • Webinar, August 2006 - "It''s Against My Religion - Employer Obligations to Accommodate Employee Religious Practices"


Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Changing Salary Level Tests
Dykema, September 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced its Final Rule increasing the minimum salary level employees need to be paid in order to be deemed an exempt white collar employee, provided the employees otherwise meet the applicable duties and salary basis tests. The rule has been long-awaited since the predecessor Obama administration-era rule was enjoined by a Texas federal court in 2016...

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...

Additional Articles

  • , Contributor, 2004 Update on Workplace Privacy Law, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association.
  • , Contributor, 2005 Update on Workplace Privacy Law, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association.

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