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Protecting Your Pets with…

Protecting Your Pets with Estate Planning

This is Fred. He is a very good boy who loves walks, cuddles, and bacon. Being a responsible pet owner not only requires giving Fred lots of love (and snacks), but also ensuring that someone will step in if I am no longer able to care for him. Your e… Read More
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A Joke Is Just a Joke...…

A Joke Is Just a Joke... Right?

April Fools’ Day can be an opportunity for harmless fun, but it can also create the risk of vicarious liability for unsuspecting employers. The general rule is that an isolated joke, without more, will not give rise to liability for harassment or d… Read More
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Student Employment Remind…

Student Employment Reminders

‘Tis the season for students of all ages to seek out summer employment and internships. As your business considers extending offers to students and minors, here are some important reminders: The current minimum wage in Michigan is $9.65 for employe… Read More
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Jumping Through Hoops

Jumping Through Hoops

One of the beauties of setting up a corporation is the protection you get from personal liability for company debts. One of the headaches that flows from setting up that same corporation is the extra paperwork required to properly maintain it – and… Read More
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Prove It!

Prove It!

Earlier this month, the Michigan Court of Appeals clarified the standard of proof that must be met in determining whether a conservator has breached the fiduciary duty he or she owes to the individual whose assets are being managed under the conserva… Read More
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One Size Rarely Fits All

One Size Rarely Fits All

I have never dazzled anyone with my physique. Lanky arms, narrow shoulders, and a giraffe-like neck. Not exactly central casting. Consequently, off the rack clothing tends to result in sleeves too short, shirts too baggy, and trousers sliding off the… Read More
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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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Don’t Gamble with Your…

Don’t Gamble with Your Contracts

Gamblers know that casinos enjoy a “house edge” – a small but statistically significant mathematical advantage in games ensuring that over an extended period, the “house” will prevail. Likewise, savvy employers understand that well-drafted,… Read More
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Presidential Executive Or…

Presidential Executive Orders: The Basics

Scarcely a day goes by without reports of the latest executive orders signed by President Biden. Perhaps it is time for a short review of what they are and what they are not. Presidential executive orders are how the President manages the executive b… Read More
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A Lesson Learned

A Lesson Learned

A friend of mine gave me permission to share her story in the hope that it would be helpful to others. Her brother, a single man, was recently found dead in his Florida apartment. Sadly, no one in his family knows where he banked. They do not know hi… Read More
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