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Michael S. Powers represents the interests of management in all facets of Labor & Employment Law. Prior to joining McMahon Berger, Michael practiced at a prestigious defense litigation firm in Kansas City, Missouri. In that practice he represented doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice actions, as well as practicing all aspects of general business litigation. Prior to entering private practice, Michael served for two years as the Chief Law Clerk in the Missouri 16th Judicial Circuit for the honorable Charles E. Atwell. Mr. Powers is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas.
Michael’s practice involves all aspects of employment and labor law, with a focus on employment litigation. This includes litigating claims of discrimination under the Missouri Human Rights Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He is involved in litigating employment discrimination claims as well as investigating and responding on behalf of management to employee claims before administrative agencies. Michael also advises clients on employment-related matters including employment contracts and daily human resources issues.
Truman State University
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Admitted To Practice
- State of Missouri
- State of Kansas
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While most employers are perfectly happy to avoid unwanted scrutiny from the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), one high profile employer made news recently by...
Financial giant JPMorgan has agreed to pay $5 Million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that its parental leave policy discriminated against its male...
Missouri voters took to the polls Tuesday, voting out long term Senator Claire McCaskill and voting in major changes to the employment landscape by approving...
As an employer, how do you know when an employee’s illness or medical condition could give rise to a claim for mandatory medical leave, disability...