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Take Two

Take Two

Beginning last Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) began a 14-day PPP loan application window for small businesses and non-profits (meaning those with under 20 employees). This will help lenders dedicat… Read More
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A Little Bit of Backgroun…

A Little Bit of Background

Background check results are more important in hiring decisions than they have ever been. Employers are also using screenings on an ongoing basis during employment. Inaccurate information, however, is a real issue, and certain research organizations… Read More
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Emotional Support Animals…

Emotional Support Animals Grounded

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it will be issuing a final rule early next year that makes significant changes to its current Air Carrier Access Act service animal rule. The DOT will exclude from the service animal definition al… Read More
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In Succession

In Succession

Business owners often think about what might happen to their company upon death, disability, or retirement, but some owners find it difficult to take the time to work through different scenarios and decide upon a workable succession plan. Generally,… Read More
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Remarry, Re-Plan

Remarry, Re-Plan

While we read reports that the divorce rate has declined over the past couple of decades, it has actually doubled for couples over age 50. A few things to keep in mind regarding your estate plan upon a remarriage: Protecting both your new spouse and… Read More
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Elections During a Pandem…

Elections During a Pandemic

Under current Michigan law, as interpreted by the courts, voters must submit a request to receive an absentee ballot in one of three ways: (1) by written request, (2) by filing an absent voter ballot application, or (3) by mailing a federal postcard… Read More
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Red, White & Blue

Red, White & Blue

After the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, the day has been celebrated each year in honor of America’s freedom. As we prepare for the holiday this weekend, here are a few fun facts about the day: Two days after voting for in… Read More
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Taking Care of Business (…

Taking Care of Business (From Home)

During this era of COVID-19, internal business meetings via video conference are the norm rather than the exception. It’s easy to simply hit “record” and access it later for various reasons, like sharing it with those who could not attend, re-w… Read More
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Playing It Safe

Playing It Safe

As companies are continuing to navigate employees working from home, providing a reduction in services, and limiting hours of service or shutting down all together, these issues are compounded by the possibility that members of their workforce could… Read More
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The Right Direction on Re…

The Right Direction on Reverse Mortgages

“It’s easy to think [a reverse mortgage] can be the answer to your prayers,” said Danielle Laura of the Wayne Metro Community Action Agency. “My advice would be that a little healthy skepticism never hurt anyone.” Revers… Read More
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