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Conversations with Mike & Tony

Join us on alternating Fridays at 9:00 a.m.

Conversations with Mike & Tony

Conversation with Mike & Tony is a bi-weekly web series held on alternating Fridays where ASE’s compliance experts, Michael Burns and Anthony Kaylin give all the latest HR updates. 

Join us every other Friday at 9:00 a.m.

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Meet Mike & Tony

Michael Burns

Michael BurnsMichael Burns is Executive Vice President of ASE and President of HR Management Group, Inc.  He has been an exceptional adviser on human resource and employment law since joining ASE in 1983. The HR Management Group, Inc., an ASE subsidiary, provides human resource consulting services.  In the early 1990s, Burns developed and implemented many of the HR Management Group’s programs and services still used today. 

Burns is a licensed attorney and private investigator in the State of Michigan. His areas of specialization include employment law, policy, affirmative action, compensation and equal employment opportunities. Burns received his Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1987 and a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University in 1982. He received his Certified Compensation Professional designation in 2008.

He served on the Southeastern Michigan Industry Liaison Group Planning Committee since it was reorganized in the early 1990s, and was its Chairperson in 1999.

Anthony Kaylin

Anthony KaylinAnthony Kaylin is a Vice President at ASE and has been with the company over 15 years. Anthony chairs the Michigan Industry Liaison Group and represents the Midwest Region for the National Industry Group as well as being its current Chair. 

Before joining ASE, Kaylin worked for the U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) as a compliance officer; as an affirmative action specialist for Tellabs, a telecommunications manufacturer in Illinois, as employee relations manager and EEO officer for NYU Langone Medical Center, and as EO Program Manager for IBM.  In each assignment he served in various HR roles, progressively taking on additional responsibilities in each one.

He earned a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and J.D. from Southern Methodist University.  He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Illinois. He is a Returned Peace Corps Small Business Volunteer - Mongolia.  


Contact Mike & Tony

Email Mike & Tony at [email protected].


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