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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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5 Reasons Business Owners Should Update Their Employee Handbooks

Reviewing and updating your employee handbook may seem unimportant to some. However, for many employers, an updated handbook is an indispensable tool that protects them from unwanted litigation, employee distrust, and inconsistent implementation of c… Read More
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All Business Owners Should Update Their Corporate Records Every Year

Maintaining a company's corporate records is a must, especially if you're trying to avoid legal troubles and issues with the IRS and creditors. Regardless of the size or type of business, all owners should update their corporate records every year. Read More
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Now That Marijuana is Legal in Michigan, Should Employers Relax Their Drug Screening Policies?

Michigan employers may wonder if they should relax their policies on employee drug testing with the Nov. 8, 2018 passage of Proposal 1, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act. Read More
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The Top Reasons Business Owners Should Hire an Attorney

While a strong managerial, sales, finance and support staff is key, successful business owners should always hire an attorney to be a part of that team. Read More
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O’Reilly Rancilio attorney Clark Andrews received the State Bar of Michigan “Unsung Hero Award” for more than four decades of legal, volunteer, and pro bono wo… Read More
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Much has been said about the Paycheck Protection Program and its many benefits for small business owners, but did you know that the Small Business Administration (SB… Read More
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed a bill into law which helps bridge the communications gap between law enforcement and those who have difficulty communicati… Read More
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