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Employee Handbooks: A Cautionary Tale

Employee handbooks can provide important legal protection for employers. However, imprecise drafting or inattentiveness to legal requirements can undermine the effectiveness of a handbook or create unintended effects. In Chambers v. Catholic Charitie… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!…

Things to Know (About Us!): Heather Brenneman Miles

Each summer, you will find the nation’s largest 4-H county fair tucked away in the small town of Goshen, Indiana … home of the Elkhart County Fair. The annual event hosts more than 200,000 visitors. This year, the fair ran during the last week of… Read More
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business strategies in sustainability branding

Sustainability Branding

With sustainability becoming a driving focus of consumerism lately, corporate America is taking notice. More and more household-name companies are taking steps to create “green” product lines and market sustainability approaches to manufacturing… Read More
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Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors

Since 1989, Neighborhood House has been providing food and financial aid to local families and individuals around the Farmington and Farmington Hills area. Neighborhood House is an affiliate of the Farmington Area Goodfellows and was developed to ste… Read More
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An Introduction to Subrog…

An Introduction to Subrogation

I’ve recently been asked by a couple of clients to explain the concept of subrogation and thought it would be worthwhile to use this forum to provide a brief explanation of what it is and how it works. Dictionaries define subrogation as the substit… Read More
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As You Wish

As You Wish

In 1980, a little boy in Phoenix wanted to be a police officer. He was battling leukemia, and the community came together to make his wish come true. This would be the start of Make-A-Wish. The Make-A-Wish Michigan chapter was soon to follow. In 1987… Read More
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Another Hot Button Suprem…

Another Hot Button Supreme Court Case?

Last month, as the United States Supreme Court completed its 2021-2022 term, it issued several significant decisions that largely (or entirely) reversed prior decisions on hot button social issues including abortion and school prayer. Next fall, the… Read More
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A Summer Favorite

A Summer Favorite

If it’s summertime, then it’s time for the Greater Farmington Founders Festival! Celebrating its 58th year, the annual event kicks off tonight and runs through Saturday. Tonight will see a soft opening with a beer tent and food trucks. Live music… Read More
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A Property Tax Tug-Of-War

A Property Tax Tug-Of-War

Retaining a principal residence exemption (“PRE”) can sometimes be tricky. (The PRE exempts a homeowner’s principal residence from property taxes levied for school operating expenses.) Naturally, the tax assessor wants to collect every tax doll… Read More
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Awareness & Preventio…

Awareness & Prevention

Reports indicate that financial exploitation of the elderly is increasing, particularly while seniors and other vulnerable adults have been more isolated due to Covid restrictions. The following indications are meant to alert you to conditions that a… Read More
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