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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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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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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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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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Emotional Support Animals…

Emotional Support Animals Grounded

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it will be issuing a final rule early next year that makes significant changes to its current Air Carrier Access Act service animal rule. The DOT will exclude from the service animal definition al… Read More
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Never Too Early to Prepar…

Never Too Early to Prepare for Transition

As both Wall Street and “Main Street” continue to focus on the timeline for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and the transition to a new presidential administration, we are reminded that change is the only constant in life. These developments ar… Read More
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History Repeating

History Repeating

At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, our founding fathers debated several systems for electing the President of the United States including legislative, direct, gubernatorial, electoral and lottery systems. With the knowledge that any system the… Read More
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'Tis the Season for... Sm…

'Tis the Season for... Small Business Saturday

While small businesses in general are the lifeblood of America, small retailers, service providers, shops, and restaurants are the lifeblood of our local communities. We all remember this past spring and the shutdown of nearly all aspects of our econ… Read More
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'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

Many nonprofits depend on year-end giving to survive, and this year those donations will be more important than ever as many fund-raising events have been either cancelled or are taking place virtually, often with reduced success. If you are in a pos… Read More
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