Ms. Buckley-Norwood’s employment law advice and litigation defense practice focuses on three specific equal employment opportunity / affirmative action areas: disability accommodation, diversity and inclusion best practices, and appropriately responding to internal complaints (minimizing retaliation claims). Complementing these focus areas, Ms. Buckley-Norwood counsels clients on the strategic creation and implementation of company-wide policies and OFCCP-compliant affirmative action plans.
Ms. Buckley-Norwood is also frequent author and presenter, with over 30 presentations and over 20 published works. Her speaking engagements include presentations for the American Bar Association, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, American Society of Employers, Association of Corporate Counsel Michigan, State Bar of Michigan Labor & Employment and Health Law Sections, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Michigan Industry Liaison Group, and Greater Lansing Society for Human Resource Management.
In her spare time, Ms. Buckley-Norwood volunteers as a pro bono attorney, in addition to other civic activities.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, President (2018-2019)
•Michigan Legal Aid Defenders Association, Pro Bono Attorney (2013-Present)
•Travelers Aid Society of Metropolitan Detroit, Board of Directors (2009-2012)
Honors and Recognitions
•Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyers (2015)
•Michigan Super Lawyers , Top 50 Women (2018)
•Employment Discrimination Law, 3d cumulative supp., (BNA Books 2010) [Chapter Monitor]
•Employment Discrimination Law, 2d cumulative supp., (BNA Books 2009) [Chapter Monitor]
•Employment Law Manual 9 (Community Legal Resources 2009) [Contributing Author]
•Introducing Evidence At Trial, 3d ed. (ICLE 2007) [Contributing Author]
Speeches and Presentations
•7th Annual Michigan Women’s Business Conference & Expo (presenter)
•36th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute (Plymouth, MI) (presenter)
•Health Care Law Section - State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting (presenter)
In the News
August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America , a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...
June 28, 2018
Tiffany Buckey-Norwood Authors Sex Harassment in Health Care in the Wake of the Renewed #MeToo Movement and #TimesUp
Tiffany Buckey-Norwood authors Sex Harassment in Health Care in the Wake of the Renewed #MeToo Movement and #TimesUp, Copyright 2018, American Health Lawyers Association, Washington, DC. Reprint permission granted.
June 30, 2017
Jackson Lewis Publishes Q2 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter
Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the second quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events...
December 18, 2018
Michigan Amends Paid Sick Leave Law
Michigan joined other states with paid sick leave laws on September 5, 2018, enacting the Earned Sick Time Act. Now, amidst political controversy, the Earned Sick Time Act (which never became effective) has been amended and renamed the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act. The Act requires employers in Michigan to provide their employees with...
Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act: What Employers Need to Know
When February 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.
Challenging Physician Employment Situations: Part 2 Challenging Healthcare Industry Concerns
When November 13, 2018 - 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Challenging Physician Employment Situations: Part 1 Disruptive Physicians
When October 4, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Pay Equity Advisor Blog
Michigan Bars State Employer Inquiries into Salary History
January 11, 2019
One week after taking office, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a directive that prohibits state departments and agencies from asking about current or previous salaries until after extending a conditional offer of employment with proposed salary. Executive Directive No.
By K. Joy Chin and Tiffany A. Buckley-Norwood
Disability, Leave & Health Management
Michigan’s Amended Paid Medical Leave Law
December 18, 2018
As discussed in a prior blog post, Michigan joined other states with paid sick leave laws on September 5, 2018, enacting the Earned Sick Time Act. Now, amidst political controversy, the Earned Sick Time Act (which never became effective) has been amended and renamed the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act.
By Tiffany A. Buckley-Norwood
Healthcare Workplace Update
‘Tis the Season for Budget Negotiations: What is the Potential Impact of Another Government Shutdown on Healthcare?
December 14, 2018
With less than a week left on the December 21st deadline to reach a spending deal and avoid another government shutdown, tensions are high in Washington D.C.
By Tiffany A. Buckley-Norwood
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