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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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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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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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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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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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn its “Independent Contractor Rule,” which was set to go into effect on May 6, 2021.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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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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How Do You End A Business Partnership?

A business partnership is much like a marriage: partners manage money, make joint decisions, and communicate about numerous daily issues. Most of the time both married and business partners believe the relationship is forever, but that’s not always… Read More
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When Should Employers Record Adverse COVID-19 Vaccine Reactions to OSHA?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided recommendations on when an employer must record an employee’s negative COVID-19 vaccine reactions in its OSHA 300 log. What is the OSHA Form 300 Log? Employers use the OSHA Form… Read More
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Law Provides Rental Property Owners More Flexibility When Transferring Ownership

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed Michigan Senate Bill 16 into law, which reforms the Housing Law of Michigan to provide that transfer of rental property between two entities under common ownership or control is not a change of ownership unless t… Read More
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The Top Ways Marijuana Legalization Affects Michigan Employers

Although it has been a few years since the 2018 passage of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, which decriminalizes the possession and use of marijuana by adults ages 21 and older in the state, Michigan employers may still have som… Read More
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