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White House Executive Order Encourages Federal Agencies to Ban or Limit Non-Compete Agreements

President Biden’s recently signed executive order encourages federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, to ban or limit the use of non-compete agreements. Business owners may use non-compete agreements in Michigan to protect trade se… Read More
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Categories: Business

Two Bills Aim to Limit a Community's Ability to Regulate Zoning of Short-Term Rentals, Such as Airbnb

According to TripAdvisor, 67 percent of Americans are traveling this summer, with many of them considering a stay in short-term rental properties such as those found on Airbnb and VRBO. With the increase in travel demand, more residents may seek to l… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

Use Caution When Pulling Photos Off of the Internet

Although copyright laws are decades behind the fast-paced world of websites and social media, they are still laws and must be obeyed to avoid litigation. However tempting it is to pluck an image from the internet for use on your website or social med… Read More
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Categories: Business

Should I Leave My Attorney a Gift in My Will?

Some clients develop close relationships with their attorneys. The bonds of friendship are so strong in some instances that the client may consider leaving the attorney valuable assets when putting together his or her estate plan. That may leave you… Read More
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How Does An Incapacitated Person Sign a Will or Trust?

The signing of legal documents such as a will and trust is subject to very strict requirements, and for good reason. It is important that no corners are cut when signatures are applied to estate planning documents, as forged or otherwise fraudulent d… Read More
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How the Pandemic and Eviction Moratorium has Affected Landlords

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently extended the national moratorium on evictions to July 31, 2021. The moratorium halts residential evictions of covered persons for nonpayment of rent, and was set to expire on June 30. The… Read More
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Categories: Litigation

Should You Protect Your Business From A Cyberattack?

In April the U.S. Department of Justice declared 2020 as the worst year ever for extortion-related cyberattacks. 2021 isn’t fairing much better, with the DOJ reporting a 102 percent increase in Randsomware attacks. These statistics, coupled with re… Read More
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Categories: Business

Can Business Owners Offer Incentives for Employees Who Take The COVID-19 Vaccine?

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance to answer employer questions about whether or not business owners may lawfully offer incentives for employees who take the COVID-19 vaccine and oth… Read More
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Categories: Covid 19

How Should Employers Determine Worker Status?

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn its “Independent Contractor Rule,” which was set to go into effect on May 6, 2021. The rule was put in place to help employers determine worker status as an independent contractor or employee. Inde… Read More
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Categories: Business

Legal Battle Over Ambiguous Message Suggests Texting Isn't The Best Business Practice

In 2020 Americans sent 2.1 trillion text messages, according to CTIA, the wireless industry’s trade association. More business owners also utilize text messaging as a way to communicate with customers, vendors, and others. When faced with litigatio… Read More
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Categories: Business

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