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Wright Beamer to Match Employee Gifts to Farmington Ice Rink

“Awesome!” That was Dirk Beamer’s reaction when he first learned of plans to install a seasonal ice rink on the grounds of Riley Park in downtown Farmington. Today, Beamer and his partner, Lee Flaherty, announced their law firm’s commitment t… Read More
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Can You “Stand Your Gro…

Can You “Stand Your Ground” in Michigan?

In light of the recent controversial developments in Florida, lawmakers in some states have begun to discuss potential changes to their respective states’ self-defense laws. In 2006, Michigan passed a law similar to the much talked about Florida st… Read More
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Pure Michigan – In Your…

Pure Michigan – In Your Own Backyard

I have lived in Michigan for 42 years and, until Mike and I moved to Highland Township (on the west edge of Oakland County, between Milford and Rose Township), I always thought you had to travel north to catch a glimpse of the beauty of Michigan wild… Read More
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How DOMA’s Demise Affec…

How DOMA’s Demise Affects Michigan Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”) on June 26, 2013, striking down Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”). Section 3 prohibited same-sex marriages from being recognized under f… Read More
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Hometown Memories

Hometown Memories

Cotton candy. Carnival Rides. A downtown parade. Memories from “Homecoming,” the annual summer festival sponsored by local civic groups in my rural Ohio hometown. Dad and Uncle Bobby ran the french fry booth for the Lions Club, and Mom helped the… Read More
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Waiving Fees for Honorabl…

Waiving Fees for Honorably Discharged Veterans

To start a company in Michigan (whether nonprofit or for-profit corporations or limited liability companies) you must file required documents with the Corporations Division of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA, for sho… Read More
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Wright Beamer Founder Tea…

Wright Beamer Founder Teaches Estate Planning to Lawyers

William M. Wright – founder and of counsel attorney with Wright Beamer, PLC – recently taught a seminar at the Probate and Estate Planning Institute’s sessions in Traverse City and Plymouth. The Institute, which is sponsored by the Institute of… Read More
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Updated Family and Medica…

Updated Family and Medical Leave Act Forms

Employers who fall within the definition of “qualifying employers” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) should be aware of recent updates which took effect this past March, and which require the use of updated FMLA forms from the U… Read More
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What’s Trending in Your…

What’s Trending in Your Workplace?

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) publishes a biennial survey of human relations professionals and recently came out with its 2013 edition. SHRM’s “Workplace Forecast” includes the ten overall key issues that HR professionals fee… Read More
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Give Me the Time, Not the…

Give Me the Time, Not the Money! Comp Time for Overtime

Congress is considering comp time legislation to modify the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on a key provision concerning overtime. Under the law, non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek must be paid time and a half for every h… Read More
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