New Law Amends LLC Act

While attempting to form a limited liability company (LLC) the word “person” has created a challenge for some nonprofits. Michigan Senate Bill 926, signed into law recently by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, amends the Limited Liability Company Act to… Read More
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Categories: Business

Social Media Policies are Essential Tools for Municipalities

Unlike the average social media user, municipalities, as government entities, must make sure that their online presence is consistent with a wider range of state and federal laws. The best recommendation is to develop a social media policy that addre… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

Certain Employers May Be Eligible for a Tax Credit for Providing Paid Adoption Leave

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2023, certain Michigan employers who voluntarily provide paid adoption leave to employees may claim a tax credit, of up to $4,000 per qualified employee. Who is a qualified employer? According to House Bill 6070, recently signed… Read More
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Categories: Business, Family Law

U.S. Department of Labor Revisits Independent Contractor Classification

Employers who hire independent contractors should take note of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The proposed rule guides employers on how to classify workers to reduce misclassification. The rulemaking could be a sign… Read More
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Categories: Business

Department of Labor Fines Business Owners Who Disregard the FLSA

With shortages in the workforce, employers may be tempted to turn a blind eye to labor laws governing minor workers. The U.S. Department of Labor, which recently issued warnings to employers who disregard child labor laws, assessed nearly $42,000 in… Read More
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Categories: Business

Michigan House Passes ESA Bill

On Sept. 21, the Michigan House of Representatives unanimously passed the Emotional Support Animal (ESA) bill (HB5751). The bill is now headed for the Senate. If approved, the bill would create the Emotional Support Animal Act, which would provide a… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

What is the CTA's Final Rule?

The U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently issued a Final Rule about the beneficial ownership reporting requirements through the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The CTA, which went into effect in early 2022, requir… Read More
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Categories: Business

Certain Tenants May Be Required to Make Rent Payments to Lenders Instead of Landlords

The recently enacted Michigan Uniform Assignment of Rents Act (MUARA) regulates the rights and responsibilities of renters, landlord-borrowers, and creditors in circumstances when borrowers are in default. What does MUARA provide? MUARA provides that… Read More
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Categories: Business, Litigation

What a Business Owner Needs to Know When Using Social Media

Over 77 percent of small businesses in the United States use social media to promote their products and services, according to Small Business Trends. And since more than 1 in 3 online users use social media when looking for information about a compan… Read More
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Family Battles Over Actress Anne Heche's Estate Could Have Been Avoided

On Aug. 11, 2022 actress Anne Heche died unexpectedly at age 53. The single mother of two sons had no will or trust, and now, just months after her death, three legal actions involving her estate are pending. Battles over her estate could have been a… Read More
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