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Apache Case Zeroes in on What it Means to Impose a “Substantial Burden” on Religious Exercise

The Western Apaches have long worshipped at a sacred site called Oak Flat in Arizona. Despite the sacredness of the site and centrality of Oak Flat to the Apache religion, Congress has authorized the transfer of Oak Flat, which is situated on federal land, to […]

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Federal Government Reminds Employers—Big and Small—of Their Employment Law Duties Under FMLA, FSLA, and PUMP Act

Recent actions by the federal government serve as important reminders to businesses—large and small, alike—of their various responsibilities under federal employment laws. On February 9, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Field Assistance Bulletin (Bulletin) addressing questions related to compliance with the […]

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As part of the administration’s push to curb excessive fees, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing drastic reductions to fees charged to consumers by credit card companies.  If approved, the unintended consequences of higher interest rates, lower credit lines, and fewer new cards being […]

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Lawsuit over Stalled Solar Panel Project Reflects Growing Friction with Zoning Approval from Local Governments

Lakeside Solar, LLC, filed suit against White River Township, on February 28, 2023, in U.S. District Court, regarding a prospective solar panel project on Michigan’s west side.  For more than three years, Lakeside Solar has been developing this project over hundreds of acres in Muskegon […]

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Almost a year ago, I wrote about businesses and their creditors preparing for a possible recession.  If we judged the economy solely by the cryptocurrency industry, we would have said it tanked long ago.  But we don’t, and here we are, still tiptoeing around the […]

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Michigan voters approved medical marijuana in 2008 and its recreational use in 2018.  The Great Lakes State is purportedly the third largest market for cannabis in the country, after California and Colorado. There are at least three major problems facing the industry, including too much […]

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Employers Beware: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Highly Compensated Employees May be Eligible for Overtime Pay

In a ruling that caught many employers by surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that an employee who earned more than $200,000 per year was nonetheless entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Court’s ruling in Helix Energy Solutions […]

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guide to leaving the methodist church

Three things to consider when litigation is the only option to leave the United Methodist Church

We have had the distinct honor and experience in successfully litigating religious property disputes throughout the United States and helping local churches out of the United Methodist Church denomination. If your local church has run out of options to amicably leave the Annual Conference, there […]

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7 Things to Be Aware of When Dissolving an Illinois Not For Profit Corporation

For those leading not for profit corporations, it can be hard to face the end. But the end comes for many not-for-profits and for many different reasons. No one likes to oversee the end or do the thankless work of winding up a not-for-profit corporation. […]

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The Burden is on Employers When it Comes to Binding Employees to Employment Agreements in Michigan

When a big company hires a new CEO or other top executives, lawyers get involved and an often long and complicated employment contract gets hammered out. For the average small to medium-sized business owner, that’s not how hiring works. Most employees go through a similar […]

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