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Employment Law Update:  Impact of New Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Business Law

On March 18th the Senate passed, and the President signed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which among other things will provide paid family and sick leave to individuals in the U.S. affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus.  The new law […]

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Buy-Sell Agreements: A Must for Every Business

Business Law

Two friends have a great idea and decide to go into business together. The now-business-partners focus on finding capital to make the idea work, looking for a place to do business, and registering the company. The partners have many decisions […]

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The Green Rush

Business Law

It’s being called the Green Rush for several reasons, but the one that should matter most to you is the amount of money that can potentially be made in Michigan’s Marijuana Industry. When voters decided to amend Michigan’s Constitution to […]

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Updating your Company’s Drug Policies in the age of Recreational Marijuana

Business Law

There are many reasons that you don’t want your employees showing up to work high, but what can you do about it now that marijuana has been legalized in Michigan?  Well for starters, the courts have held that the Michigan […]

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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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Perchville’s Namesake Saved by Trademark Law

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Trademark Background Michigan trademark law is governed by the Trademarks and Service Marks Act, which is modeled after the federal law governing trademarks, The Lanham Act. A trademark is any word, symbol, phrase, or any combination thereof, adopted and used […]

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