Andrew Baran, Chairman, Labor and Employment Law of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. Presenting attorney - American Society of Employer's Employment Law Workshop

TROY, Mich., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Baran, Chairman of the Labor and Employment Section of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. (, was the presenting attorney at the American Society of Employer's Employment Law Workshop. This full day workshop addressed a diverse group of topics in the area of employee relations. Attorney-led panels and specialized breakouts reviewed a number of everyday laws and regulations that impact the employer/employee relationship. Mr. Baran presented Accommodations Galore—from Disability, Pregnancy, USERRA, Religion and More and during the luncheon featured "Ask the Lawyers", a panel presentation on employee relations topics.

Mr. Baran concentrates his practice in matters relating to employment and commercial disputes, including cases involving breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and agreements restricting competition. He has broad experience as a counselor and advisor to employers across the Midwest. He has extensive litigation experience in both federal and state courts and, regularly handles cases before federal and state agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the National Labor Regulations Board. He also frequently represents employers in connection with issues relating to labor unions, including elections, contract negotiation and arbitration.

Mr. Baran is a graduate of Harvard University.

Mr. Baran has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was also recognized as "Top Lawyer in Labor & Employment Law" by D-Business and Super Lawyer 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., ranks as the 12th largest law firm in Michigan. Founded 39 years ago, located in Troy and Detroit, Michigan. Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is a full service law firm with 70 attorneys. Areas of practice include litigation, corporate law, health care law, business transactions, estate and trust planning, commercial litigation, governmental law, real estate, creditors' rights, criminal law, employment and labor and workers' compensation. GMH has been recognized as a Top Tier Law Firm in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Additional recognitions include Crain's Detroit Business Cool Place to Work and Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces 2012.

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