The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich represent leading businesses, religious organizations and financial institutions throughout the nation in the area of complex litigation, general counsel and land use matters, including:

Dalton & Tomich PLC represents a myriad of clients with a varying degree of complexity, from large community banks with assets near a billion dollars, to religious institutions throughout the United States in land use and Church property disputes.  We also represent technology companies; marketing, design, and advertising agencies; clients in the food & beverage industry; and land use and zoning developers in Michigan.  Our firm is nimble enough to move quickly on your legal needs and cost effective in achieving the results that clients seek.

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FMLA Expands Definition of “Spouse” to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Apr 14, 2015

In February, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an important new rule that revises the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the updated definition, the term “spouse” now includes employees who are in legal same-sex marriages, regardless of the state in which that employee currently works or resides. This revised rule, which took effect on March 27, is known as the “place of celebration” rule. The FMLA allows eligible employees of covered employers to take job-protected, unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. Prior to the new rule, “spouse” was defined in relation to whether the state in which the employee resided recognized same-sex marriage. Thus, FMLA protections did not extend to... [Read More]

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