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What to do When you are Asked to Sign a Non-Competition Agreement?

Business Law

Non-Competition Agreements are enforceable in Michigan.  These contracts, sometimes called Covenants-Not-To-Compete, are designed to protect an employer from unfair competition from a former employee or are also used when buying or selling a business or setting up a distribution network.  […]

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Estate Planning When You Are Separated

Estate Planning

Today’s modern family can be complex. In fact, today, many spouses have chosen to remain permanently separated without going through the process of divorce. While this arrangement may work in the short-term, such an arrangement has serious unforeseen consequences after […]

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Shinners & Cook Hires Attorney Joseph Albosta

Shinners & Cook would like to introduce their newest Associate Attorney, Joseph Albosta.  Albosta received his Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses in Economics and Political Science from Michigan State University in 2001 and his Juris Doctorate from Michigan […]

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Who Really Owns Your Property?

Real Estate

Do you know where the property line between you and your neighbor is? Is it marked by a fence, a tree, or a rock? Do you just guess as to its actual location? If this sounds like your situation, you […]

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New Paid Medical Leave Law in Michigan

Employment Law

The Michigan legislature has passed the Paid Medical Leave Act. The Legislature adopted 2018 PA 369 on December 4, 2018, and Governor Snyder signed the legislation into law on December 13, 2018. The bill will take effect in March 2019. […]

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New Minimum Wage Law in Michigan

Employment Law

The Michigan legislature has amended the Minimum Wage Law in Michigan. The Legislature adopted 2018 PA 368 on December 4, 2018, and Governor Snyder signed the legislation into law on December 13, 2018. The bill will take effect in March […]

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