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Employers Should Prepare for DOL Rules on Exempt Employees and Overtime Effective Dec. 1, 2016

  • October 20, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Back in May, I wrote about the newly issued Department of Labor Regulations regarding increased salary thresholds for exempt employees and overtime. In September 2016, Attorney Generals from 21 states, including Michigan, filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas against the United States Department […]

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Starting a Restaurant in Detroit : Legal & Administrative Restaurant Startup Checklist

  • September 26, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Last year, I wrote about the top six legal considerations for opening and running a restaurant in Detroit. Those considerations still remain relevant today. In addition to the legal considerations I previously blogged about, there is a laundry list of administrative items that one must consider and […]

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The Field Hosts Kickoff Event

  • August 16, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Last night, my fellow board members and I hosted the inaugural event of The Field: Detroit’s Culinary Collaborative at Detroit City Distillery. It was a fun evening, where I had the pleasure of moderating a lively panel discussion with Alexandra Clark of Bon Bon Bon, David Vermiglio […]

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New I-9 Penalties Raise Stakes for Restaurants

  • August 8, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

One of the biggest challenges facing restaurant operators is finding reliable employees. Perhaps it is not a new issue, but it is one of the most common complaints I hear from nearly every type of restaurant. With that challenge, managers are often presented with the […]

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“The Field” Announces Kickoff Event for Food Entrepreneurs

  • August 3, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Food businesses are booming in Detroit, and Dalton & Tomich is happy to be planting the seeds of future success for local food entrepreneurs. We have been representing an increasing number of food-related businesses in the city, and as part of our effort to encourage […]

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Is a Recipe Intellectual Property?

  • July 6, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Imagine this: a restaurant hires a celebrity chef to give its business a boost with a headliner to draw new customers to the establishment. The celebrity chef creates new dishes while employed at the restaurant, and naturally, a following ensues that increases business. A few years […]

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Cooking up a Culinary Nonprofit

  • June 29, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Like so many of our friends and clients, we’re passionate about food. We’re also passionate about contributing to the continued revitalization of the City of Detroit. This summer we are bringing the two together by partnering with local chefs, restaurateurs and other business owners in creating […]

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Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Impact: Employers Must Provide Notice in Employment Agreements

  • June 7, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, 18 U.S.C. 1832. The DTSA, modeled on the Uniformed Trade Secrets Act, provides federal protection for trade secrets and confidential information, something that has generally been governed by the […]

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Department of Labor Overtime Changes Bring New Wrinkle to Employers

  • May 18, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

As I talk to employers in various industries, one of the most common misconceptions that I hear time and time again is that as long as an employee is paid salary, there is no need to worry about paying overtime. This statement is not entirely […]

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Non-Solicitation Clauses Remain Relevant in Michigan

  • May 9, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Most companies are familiar with Non-Compete clauses and routinely consider including them in Employment Agreements with new employees. However, clients in certain industries – like the creative sector – often believe they are not customary, and unwilling to make them a part of their culture. […]

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