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Supporting Michigan’s N…

Supporting Michigan’s Newest Lawyers

The Young Lawyers Section (“YLS”) of the State Bar of Michigan is dedicated to providing “education, information, and analysis about issues of concern” to young lawyers using meetings, seminars, public service programs, and publication of a n… Read More
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The Name Game

The Name Game

Most people know that if they marry or divorce and begin using a different last name, they must obtain a new Social Security card. What seems to be less-widely known is that a new Social Security card must also be obtained for each dependent child wh… Read More
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Making Memories

Making Memories

Once a year, the charming town of Milford closes its roads and opens its tents for the season’s biggest event: Milford Memories. Beginning in 1992 as a small-town art show, the festival has evolved into a long weekend packed with summer fun. For th… Read More
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Opioids in the Workplace

Opioids in the Workplace

While the United States grapples with staggering opioid abuse throughout the country, companies face a virtual minefield where their legitimate need to maintain a drug-free workplace collides with their employees’ right to use prescription drugs fo… Read More
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A Bit of Scotland in Detr…

A Bit of Scotland in Detroit

For generations, St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit has been “dedicated to preserving Scottish heritage through its arts, customs, dress, literature and national games.” Its oldest and most popular custom lies in the annual Highland Ga… Read More
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The Value of Sharing

The Value of Sharing

One of the most common complaints from the investors and minority shareholders of closely-held businesses is a lack of clear communication from those shareholders who operate the business.  The easiest way to prevent strife is to provide access to w… Read More
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A Golf Outing for Good

A Golf Outing for Good

For several years, the Farmington-Farmington Hill Optimists Club has held a yearly golf outing, which allows the organization to support local youth programs and events. August 7th will mark the 28th year of the Orrie Donley Golf Outing. Amateur golf… Read More
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Supreme Court Employment…

Supreme Court Employment Law Update

In what has been a consequential and controversial Term, the U.S. Supreme Court recently issued two opinions that may impact employer policies and practices.    In Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, the Court ruled that service advisors (i.e., employees… Read More
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Celebration at the Ford P…

Celebration at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

Since 2014, local advisory firm, Stout Risius Ross, has hosted its annual Summer in the City celebration. This year’s event allowed attendees, including our own Julie Cotant, a unique viewing of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant while enjoying the Rhy… Read More
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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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