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Always Learning

Always Learning

Although webinars are not new, the use of them has of course risen in recent months. And that technology has allowed us to not only share our knowledge but continue to grow it. Our resident authority on all things trademark, Kathy Spray took part in… Read More
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Minimum Wage Increase Upd…

Minimum Wage Increase Update

On December 11, 2020, the Michigan Wage and Hour Division announced that the state’s scheduled minimum wage increase (to $9.87 per hour) was not expected to take effect on January 1, 2021. Although a minimum wage increase was slated for the first o… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!…

Things to Know (About Us!): Wright Beamer

Nothing about last year was typical. The holidays, though, are always a time for traditions and making new memories. While we could not celebrate exactly as we had hoped, we all found ways to make the season bright: Tim and Lee Flaherty went to Mass… Read More
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Pandemic Tax Implications…

Pandemic Tax Implications for 2020

Millions of American taxpayers received federal benefits intended to provide relief from the economic impact of COVID-19 shutdowns, in the form of stimulus payments and unemployment compensation, during 2020. As we begin the new year and look to the… Read More
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Top Stories of the Year

Top Stories of the Year

We can all agree that 2020 was a year of tough topics. These are stories that were most important to you as we navigated new challenges. #1: Playing It Safe Coronavirus liability in the workplace. #2: State Shutdown and Paid Sick Time How the state s… Read More
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Pivot... to Turn

Pivot... to Turn

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) recently announced that its members had chosen the word “pivot” as the marketing word of the year for 2020. “Pivot” beat out such words as “virtual,” “agility” and “resiliency” to char… Read More
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Holiday Reflections

Holiday Reflections

The winter holiday season is important to so many of us for its wealth of traditions and meanings, and for its warm memories. When I was little, Christmas day was wondrous. There were lots of wrapped presents deposited under our tree before Christmas… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!…

Things to Know (About Us!): Lauren Woirol

This has been a year of finding new joy. Although so much has changed about our favorite things, we have not stopped pursuing life’s simple pleasures. Movie theaters across the country remain shuttered, taking with them the nostalgic smells of popc… Read More
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Government Backed Paid Le…

Government Backed Paid Leave Set to Expire

Last spring, in the early throes of the pandemic, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The Act focuses on encouraging workers sick with COVID-19 to stay home and quarantine, while also providing relief to parents… Read More
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It Is Not All Moot

It Is Not All Moot

In the age of COVID-19, collegiate moot court competitions – in which participants simulate an appellate court hearing by arguing the merits of a case – have, like so many other things, gone virtual. Moot court allows students an opportunity to u… Read More
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