Member Firm Profile

Masud Labor Law Group

Firm Profile

Address:

Masud Labor Law Group
4449 Fashion Square Boulevard - Suite 1
Saginaw, Michigan 48603

Phone: (989) 792-4499
Fax: (989) 792-7725

Firm Size:

9 Lawyers

Primary Contact:

David Masud
masud@masudlaborlaw.com

Attorneys Admitted to Practice In:

Michigan

Firm Description

Masud Labor Law Group was founded in 1986 for the sole purpose of providing employers with specialized representation in labor and employment law. Located in Saginaw, Michigan, the firm provides comprehensive legal services for public and private sector employer clients, large and small, on a local, regional and national level. The Masud team is large enough to handle complex matters and small enough to retain a high level of personal service and attention.

To learn more, visit http://www.masudlaborlaw.com.

Firm Representatives

Joshua Leadford is a partner with Masud Labor Law Group. He focuses his practice on representing management in labor and employment law matters. Josh has successfully defended employers in numerous arbitrations, unfair labor practice cases, discrimination claims, and other labor and employment related matters. Josh earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Central Michigan University. After graduating from Central Michigan, Josh began law school and was selected for a clerkship with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission. He graduated magna cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • FMLA
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Construction labor relations
  • Unfair labor practices
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Supervisor training
  • Collective bargaining
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Pension, benefit and bonus provisions
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Defamation
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • OSHA inspection and compliance (US)

David Masud is the managing partner of Masud Labor Law Group, which he founded in 1986. He earned his Master of the Laws degree in Labor Law at Georgetown University Law Center, following graduation from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where his legal studies focused on labor and employment law. Dave's background contains over 30 years of labor relations experience, providing knowledgeable insight into employee relations and problem resolution. He has extensive experience as chief negotiator in the collective bargaining of hundreds of labor contracts, employing traditional, collaborative, win/win and mutual gains methods of negotiating. He also has experience in handling numerous strikes, lockouts, picketing, union organizing drives, as well as labor arbitration and labor board hearings. Dave has also been chief trial attorney in several public policy litigation cases challenging the constitutionality of anti-competitive and restrictive laws involving project labor agreements, prevailing wage, apprenticeship standards, and discriminatory construction bidding.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Construction labor relations
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Pension, benefit and bonus provisions
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • OSHA inspection and compliance (US)
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Immigration

Kraig Schutter is a Vice President and Shareholder of Masud Labor Law Group.  He earned a Masters of the Law degree in Labor Law from Wayne State University in Detroit, following graduation from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  Kraig’s background contains over 25 years of labor and employment law experience.  He has extensive experience consulting and representing clients in wage and hour matters, union contract administration, grievance arbitrations, implementation and application of personnel policies, as well as compliance with the numerous federal and state labor and employment laws, including federal, state and local prevailing wage laws.  Before joining Masud Labor Law Group, Kraig served in the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and also taught law courses as an adjunct professor at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Construction labor relations
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Pension, benefit and bonus provisions
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • OSHA inspection and compliance (US)
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Employee benefits
  • ERISA
  • Executive compensation
  • Pay equity
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Immigration