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Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act

Author: W. Dane Carey In December 2018, Michigan enacted the Paid Medical Leave Act (the “PMLA”), which went into effect on March 29, 2019. The law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid medical leave for personal or family needs. Qualifying employers who have not already implemented policies should act as soon as…

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Reminder to Michigan Employers: Minimum Wage Increase

Author: W. Dane Carey Effective January 1, 2017, the Michigan minimum wage increased from $8.50 to $8.90 per hour. This change is the third of four scheduled increases that are part of the 2014 legislation to raise the state’s wage floor for most adults working in hourly positions (excluding tipped positions) in places with two or…

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DOL Finalizes New Overtime Exemption Rules

Author: W. Dane Carey After months of speculation, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finally announced the new regulations that govern the white collar exemptions to overtime pay. These regulations will undoubtedly have a significant impact on many employers and employees when they go into effect on December 1, 2016. Under the white collar exemptions, employees…

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Attention Employers: New Overtime Exemption Rules Imminent

Author: W. Dane Carey Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor sent to the Office of Management and Budget its final draft of proposed new regulations that govern the white collar exemptions to overtime pay. The anticipated impact these regulations will have on many employers and employees is significant. One change that will almost certainly…

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The Value of Mediation in Business Disputes

Mediation of business disputes is a better alternative than expensive litigation. Mediation is a voluntary process in which two or more parties involved in a dispute work with an impartial party, the mediator, to generate their own solution to settling a conflict. As an alternative to business litigation, mediation of business disputes is usually less…

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Medical Marijuana Cases

Recently, lawmakers pushed for the right to question the genuineness of your relationship with your doctor if your physician has prescribed you medical marijuana. (1)  Once the State has cracked the safe where we keep our doctor-patient confidentiality, what prevents the State from questioning that relationship for other prescribed drugs i.e. birth control, pain killers,…

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