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Is it a HIPAA violation to ask about the COVID-19 vaccine?

The pandemic has drummed up many questions surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including what it is and who it applies to. In particular, a number of employers have wondered if it is a HIPAA violation to ask a… Read More
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Categories: Business

Private Student Loan Lenders Should Take Note of Recent Ruling in Bankruptcy Case

Until recently, few people have succeeded in shedding student loan debt through bankruptcy. Courts have required the person to prove that paying back the debt imposed “undue hardship,” a task that has proven insurmountable in most cases. However,… Read More
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Categories: Litigation

Safe Banking Act of 2021 Would Offer Protections for Financial Institutions that Serve Cannabis-Related Businesses

Newer federal legislation, if signed into law, would make it easier for depository institutions (banks, credit unions, and similar financial institutions) to provide banking services to legitimate cannabis-related businesses. The Safe (Secure and Fai… Read More
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Categories: Business

How to Prepare Your Business for the Great Resignation Wave

Businesses that survived the pandemic may soon have another problem: a quarter of their staff may leave their jobs. According to a recent Microsoft report called “The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work – Are We Ready?” up to 41 percent of wor… Read More
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Categories: Business

How Do You Fund a Trust?

Creating a trust with the help of an attorney is only the first step in the estate planning process. Once the trust is signed, it is up to you to fund it. But how is that accomplished? How do you fund a trust? What is a trust? A trust is an estate pl… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

White House Proposes Limits to 1031 Exchange

Whenever you sell businesses or investment property and you have a gain, you generally have to pay tax on the gain at the time of sale. IRS Section 1031 provides an exception and allows you to postpone paying tax on the gain if you reinvest the proce… Read More
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Categories: Business

Ways to Avoid Challenges to Your Will

One potential concern you might have while creating or amending your estate plan is whether somebody might challenge your will after you are gone. Nobody wants a messy probate fight for their family, but at the same time, the terms of your estate pla… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

What is a Non-Solicit Agreement?

President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order encouraging the Federal Trade Commission to limit or ban the use of non-compete agreements. In addition, there is a bill in Michigan’s legislature which, if signed into law, would create restri… Read More
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Categories: Business

Is it Marijuana or Marihuana? The Reasons Behind the Two Spellings

The 2018 Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act decriminalizes the possession and use of marijuana by adults ages 21 and older in the state. The legalization of cannabis has prompted several legal questions for municipalities, employers, b… Read More
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Categories: Business

Free Speech Questioned in Supreme Court Case Involving Angry Teen and School District

In a case that questioned if a public high school student’s First Amendment Rights were violated, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania teen who used social media to express her anger with her high school and two of its s… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

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The pandemic has drummed up many questions surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including what it is and who it applies to. I… Read More
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