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Financial relief is available for nonprofits and the Church through the CARES Act

  • March 30, 2020
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

COVID 19 has brought many of us to our knees. It has closed ministries, non-profits and has hurt their ability to function at a time when they are most needed. Yet at the same time, we believe that as a nation, we may be on […]

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Coronavirus Impact: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Increases Duties of Employers

  • March 24, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

Last week, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to COVID-19.  The Act implements three parts: The Emergency Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Leave Act, and Tax Credits for Employers providing such leave.  These take effect April […]

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Coronavirus Impact: How to Reduce Impact on Employees

  • March 22, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

There does not seem to be any industry or part of life that has not been impacted by the now global pandemic known as Coronavirus.  With all the state and federal mandated closures, so many small and medium sized businesses are impacted by the virus, […]

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Noel Sterett to Argue Important Health Care Right of Conscience Case Before 2nd Dist. Appellate Court of Illinois

  • January 13, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

On January 28, 2020, I will argue a key health care right of conscience case before the 2nd District Appellate Court of Illinois. My client, Sandra Rojas, is a pediatric nurse who worked at the Winnebago County Health Clinic for eighteen years. In 2014, the […]

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Court Clears Way for Use of Unpaid Volunteer Labor

  • May 7, 2018
  • by Zana Tomich

Organizations that use volunteer labor can breathe a sigh of relief.  With the latest decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Acosta v. Cathedral Buffet, Inc., 6th Cir., Case No. 17-3427, (April 16, 2017), the Appellate Court clarified that use of unpaid labor, was […]

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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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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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Employment matters and the Church: Removing a pastor from the United Methodist Church and the role of the Court

  • June 15, 2016
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

A recent state court decision in New Jersey addresses the role of the civil court’s in a dispute between a United Methodist Church congregation and its pastor.  In Trustees of the Alpine Methodist Episcopal Church v. Reverend Hae Jong Kim, the facts of the case […]

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Employment matters and the religious leader: The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and the Civil Court

  • June 13, 2016
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

A recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision addressed the thorny issue of how to remove a pastor from a church.  As noted in, Richard P. Hillenbrand v. Christ Lutheran Church of Birch Run, an unpublished opinion of the Michigan Court of Appeals, (2015), the decision is denominationally […]

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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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