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MIOSHA Issues Emergency Rules to Protect Workers Against COVID-19

On Oct. 14, the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA) issued emergency rules meant to protect employees from COVID-19 while at work. Governor Gretchen Whitmer concurred in the finding of the Department of Labor and Economic… Read More
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Some Employers are Required by Law to WARN Workers About Layoffs

Did you know that certain business owners considering employee layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic (and most other reasons) may be required by law to give the affected workers advance notice? Employers whose businesses meet certain criteria are requ… Read More
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Certain Employers May Need to Offer Paid Leave for Employees of School Age Children

Many metro Detroit students have started the school year in the virtual classroom, leaving working parents wondering how to manage a child or children at home with their full-time jobs. Certain employers may need to offer paid leave for employees of… Read More
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What Are Your Business's Greatest Risks When Using Social Media?

There are some legal risks associated with utilizing social media platforms. What are your business's greatest risks when using social media? Read More
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Business Owners Should Update Their Policies to Reflect Changes in the Law

An updated employee handbook protects employers from unwanted litigation, employee distrust, and inconsistent implementation of corporate policies. As new state and federal laws are enacted, it is important for business to owners update their busines… Read More
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Michigan Small Business Restart Program Offers $100 Million in Grants

Applications are live for the $100 million Michigan Small Business Restart Program, a new grant program aimed at providing relief for small businesses and nonprofits as they work to recover from and mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus. Read More
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Can You Fire an Employee for Negative Online Behavior in Michigan?

In Michigan, private employment is considered “at-will,” meaning the job may be terminated at any time for any reason by either the worker or the employer. There are exceptions including discrimination, breach of contract, and public policy (if t… Read More
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Business Owners: Do Your Company's Policies Align With ADA Requirements for Reasonable Accommodations?

2020 has just begun, and it’s a perfect time for business owners to ensure that their policies align with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for reasonable accommodations. What is the ADA? The ADA states that an employer shall n… Read More
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Why Michigan Increased Minimum Wage

Most business owners already know that Michigan’s minimum wage increased on Jan. 1 for the second year in a row. The increase, to $9.65 an hour, affects businesses of all sizes in an attempt to promise a better living wage for restaurant and other… Read More
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Should Landlords Hire a Lawyer?

All Michigan landlords should familiarize themselves with the landlord-tenant laws to avoid costly mistakes. Is knowing the laws enough, or should landlords hire a lawyer “just in case?” Landlords are business owners, whether on a small scale (on… Read More
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On Oct. 14, the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA) issued emergency rules meant to protect employees from COVID-19 while at work. Govern… Read More
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