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COVID-19 Positive in the Workplace: Now What?

  • August 26, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

Executive Order 2020-166 discussed in this post was subsequently rescinded, and incorporated with amendments in  new Executive Order 2020-172 as explained in the update posted here.  Your Michigan business closed during the stay at home orders; it abided by all the rules in Governor Whitmer’s […]

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Business Opportunities for Alternative Education Providers and the Legal Issues They Will Face

  • August 3, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

America is on the verge of a pandemic-induced revolution in education. The increase in demand for private education alternatives is creating a golden opportunity for those willing and able to meet it. But along with the new and emerging opportunities, parents, teachers, private schools and […]

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COVID-19 Has Forever Changed Service Contract Negotiations

  • August 3, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

Many individuals and entities learned it the hard way: events with a superior strength (force majeure)—like a health pandemic—must be accounted for in service contracts. Let’s face it, we all know that deadly infectious diseases and viruses exist in this world. But very few can honestly […]

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Preparing Your Business for the Uncertain Future of COVID-19

  • August 3, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

COVID-19 has taken Michigan business owners on an emotional and financial rollercoaster. First we responded to the Coronavirus crisis. Then we tried to keep our businesses running and employees employed. As shelter in place orders were rescinded, we navigated our way back to business. Now, […]

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Why Starting A Business Venture Now Might Make Sense

  • July 15, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

Yes, it may sound a bit crazy. And yes, it comes with risk. But so does everything worth doing. And then there’s this fact to consider: Some of the most successful companies in the U.S. started in the Great Depression or other recessions, including Disney […]

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Business Owners Get More Flexibility with PPP Loan Forgiveness

  • June 8, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

PPP loan recipients got some welcome relief on Friday when the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed into law, extending the amount of time to use the loan and making it easier to be eligible for loan forgiveness.  Originally, in order to […]

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First Amendment: The Ministerial Exception Revisited

  • May 14, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

In 2004, a Called1 teacher at Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church School, located in Redford, Michigan, went on disability leave after being diagnosed with narcolepsy. After feeling better, she wanted to teach again. But the Church no longer had a position for her. The Church asked […]

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Back to Business After Stay at Home Orders

  • May 5, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

As business owners, first we responded to the Coronavirus crisis. Then we tried to keep our businesses running and employees employed. Now, as some states are beginning to lift their shelter in place orders, we are navigating our way back to business. Certain non-essential sectors […]

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Coronavirus Impact: Cancelled Events and Contract Breaches

  • March 24, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

With the implementation of Governor Whitmer’s order prohibiting events of more than 50 people in a single indoor shared space (like a hall, auditorium, stadium, theater, concert venue, etc.), and the more recent stay at home order, many events were and are yet to be […]

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COVID-19 “Stay-Home” Executive Order: Determining Exemptions

  • March 24, 2020
  • by Alex Reuter

Information on symptoms, mortality, risk factors, politics, and many other factors circulate the internet. State and local governments adapt to the changing situation at different paces, and you hear about the possibility of an executive order. As an employer, or an employee, you may find […]

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