Ownership Compensation an…

Ownership Compensation and LLCs

One significant advantage of organizing a business as a limited liability company is the flexibility it affords. A single-member LLC can be taxed as a sole proprietorship, a multi-member LLC can be taxed as a partnership, and both single-member and m… Read More
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Notable Provisions Within…

Notable Provisions Within New Infrastructure Law

Signed into law on November 15, 2021, the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“the IIJA”) contains various provisions that may be of interest to small businesses and other employers. In a prior article, we advised that the Emplo… Read More
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Pets at Work

Pets at Work

Over 12 million American households adopted a pet during the pandemic. With the increase in pet ownership, more employees may be asking to bring their new companions with them upon return to the office. Do employers have to allow employees to bring t… Read More
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COVID-19 Relief Programs…

COVID-19 Relief Programs Expiring Soon

This year has been another one of challenges, and the impact has been felt across the country, particularly in the workforce. Several programs were put in place over the months to lessen the blow, but as we wrap up 2021, some relief is set to end. Si… Read More
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All in the Family

All in the Family

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce indicates that there are 5.5 million family businesses in the United States. They account for 57% of gross domestic product and employ 63% of the workforce. For business owners, family and business are top priorities. Bus… 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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Expect MIOSHA-Style Workp…

Expect MIOSHA-Style Workplace Safety Rules to Go Nationwide

As Michigan businesses prepared to re-open following last spring’s COVID-19 lockdown, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued several executive orders requiring enhanced workplace safety measures. After the Michigan Supreme Court curtailed the governor’… Read More
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Workplace Safety Complaints on the Rise

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s general industry and construction industry enforcement divisions recently performed their first COVID-19 compliance inspections of Michigan employers and found a handful of “serious”… Read More
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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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Protecting Your Good Name

If you are in business, there are plenty of good reasons to set up a corporation or a limited liability company. High on that list is the ability to prevent a competitor from stealing your business name. So long as your corporation or limited liabili… Read More
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