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Student Interns: Pay vs E…

Student Interns: Pay vs Education

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires for-profit employers to pay their employees for work performed. A seemingly simple principle, right? But the body of litigation over who is considered an “employee” and subject to the pay regulations of the A… Read More
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Love-a-Bull

Love-a-Bull

Last month, the Michigan Senate voted to prohibit local governments from maintaining dog breed-specific regulations. About 30 local governments in Michigan currently maintain such regulations, which typically range from complete bans on certain bree… Read More
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It's All in Who You Know

It's All in Who You Know

Each week, we try to provide you with information about things that we think you might find interesting or helpful. But as I was deciding what to write about this week, it occurred to me that perhaps it would be fun to tell you about who you should… Read More
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The Name Game

The Name Game

When creating a corporation, many business owners have a preference for using their own surname as the company name. It’s a source of pride and also helps any existing customers identify the goods and services they sell as specific to them. And b… Read More
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The Management Watch Word…

The Management Watch Word is "Transparency"

“Transparency” is trending in corporate governance circles. With internet and social media resources at the fingertips of investors, consumers and employees like never before, and increased governmental oversight in the wake of global financial… Read More
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2017 Great Lakes Women’…

2017 Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference

The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council will be hosting its 17th annual Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi tomorrow and Wednesday, September 26-27. The event will bring together more than 1,000… Read More
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What Are You Doing for Lu…

What Are You Doing for Lunch?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to compensate employees for every hour worked, and at the rate of 1.5 times the employees’ regular wages for overtime.  But does lunch time count as work time?  The answer depends upon what t… Read More
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Passport Surprise

Passport Surprise

My kids’ passports have expired.  I didn’t realize until I went to make travel plans recently that their passports were only valid for five years (rather than the standard ten) because they were under age 16 when the passports were issued.  I a… Read More
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When Should You Take the…

When Should You Take the Deal?

I am usually the first person in any room to advocate for alternative solutions to litigation. After more than two decades of navigating legal disputes, I know that litigation can be time-consuming and expensive. And one of the most often touted alte… Read More
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Is the News Fit to Print?

Is the News Fit to Print?

The veracity of social media news content has been in the spotlight of late, and with an estimated 63% of us using social media to get our news*, there is good reason for concern.  While common sense tells us that headlines like, “Taxes Abolished!… Read More
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