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Red, White & Blue

Red, White & Blue

After the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, the day has been celebrated each year in honor of America’s freedom. As we prepare for the holiday this weekend, here are a few fun facts about the day: Two days after voting for in… Read More
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Supreme Court Protects LG…

Supreme Court Protects LGBTQIA Workers

In a much-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court last week ruled that Title VII of the United States Code (i.e, the federal statute that prohibits workplace discrimination based on sex) protects LGBTQIA workers. In short, this means em… Read More
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Should I Stay or Should I…

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

As Michigan businesses continue to reopen, employees are rapidly returning to the workplaces they left behind. Or are they? While many workers are eager to return to “brick and mortar” offices, others may feel reluctant to come back, like employe… Read More
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Examination Litigation

Examination Litigation

The college admissions process suffered another blow to its reputation this past month when parents of students who took an online version of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (“AP”) exams filed a class action lawsuit against the testing g… Read More
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Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box

Covid-19 is causing anxiety on just about every level. One way I see it playing out is in people preparing their own estate plan documents because they fear the worst should they catch the virus, but they think the “stay home, stay safe” orders p… Read More
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Safeguards to Protect Mic…

Safeguards to Protect Michigan's Workers

Last Thursday, Governor Whitmer issued two new Executive Orders of particular importance to Michigan employers. EO 2020-96 expands the list of industries permitted to operate in-person to include medical facilities, building trades, manufacturers and… Read More
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A Fine Line

A Fine Line

Faced with a dramatically altered economic landscape and a scramble to preserve cash, many companies have implemented across the board pay cuts. Assuming there is no contract or collective bargaining agreement preventing cuts, there’s generally no… Read More
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Taking Care of Business (…

Taking Care of Business (From Home)

During this era of COVID-19, internal business meetings via video conference are the norm rather than the exception. It’s easy to simply hit “record” and access it later for various reasons, like sharing it with those who could not attend, re-w… Read More
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Coronavirus & ADA: A…

Coronavirus & ADA: A Balancing Act

As businesses large and small prepare to reopen, employers should remain mindful of their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (which covers companies with 15 or more employees). The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recen… Read More
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The University Update

The University Update

There are only a handful of university presidents across the country who are also medical doctors, and Michigan boasts 4 of them: Oakland University’s Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D.; Wayne State University’s M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S.; Michigan State… Read More
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