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Shutdown Allows Illinois Small Businesses and Not-for-Profit Corporations Time To Reassess How They Operate

  • April 30, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

At Dalton & Tomich, we work with both for profit and not-for-profit clients in Illinois. Be it small business start-ups or existing religious ministries, we help our clients understand how they can accomplish their goals while navigating the various laws which govern how they may […]

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It’s Time for Small Businesses to Prepare for the New Corporate Transparency Act

  • June 8, 2022
  • by Zana Tomich

One of the benefits of owning a small business is that small businesses are exempt from many federal rules, regulations, and other forms of red tape that their larger counterparts are obligated to comply with. However, starting as early as late 2022, small business owners […]

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How to Get Your Business Ready for the Next Round of Financial Distress

  • March 4, 2022
  • by John Stoddard

I’ve written previously about the likely increase in delinquencies and bankruptcies coming this year, but the numbers have yet to back up that prediction.  In 2021, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute, consumer bankruptcies decreased by 24%, commercial bankruptcies decreased by 31%, and Chapter 11s […]

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Pay Transparency: Changes in Norms are Leading to Changes in Laws

  • February 15, 2022
  • by John Stoddard

Dalton & Tomich represents many business owners, human resources professionals, and employers in any other sense of the word. If those labels apply to you, then you have heard about “pay transparency,” or you soon will. In short, there’s a movement afoot to make the […]

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Limit Your Liability by Dissolving Your Inactive Michigan LLC

  • February 14, 2022
  • by Zana Tomich

There’s a reason the term “serial entrepreneur” is so common: certain people love starting multiple business ventures—sometimes juggling multiple businesses at once. Owning more than one business can have benefits, such as diversifying an entrepreneur’s income streams and better utilizing certain fixed overhead costs, such […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Vaccine Mandate

  • January 18, 2022
  • by Zana Tomich

On January 13, the Supreme Court ruled that OSHA did not have the authority to issue the “vaccine mandate” the agency first announced in the fall. OSHA’s rule required employers with at least 100 employees to require they be vaccinated against the coronavirus (or submit […]

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The Right Response to Workplace Harassment Complaints

  • July 12, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Michigan employees are protected from workplace harassment in both the private and public sectors through federal and state antidiscrimination statutes. Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act both recognize workplace harassment as a form employment discrimination. Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen’s […]

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MI COVID Rescission Order Leaves MIOSHA Rules Intact . . . For Now

  • June 18, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

On June 17, 2021, Michigan Governor Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services would rescind many of the emergency orders as of June 22, 2021. The earlier than expected termination of the Coronavirus emergency orders have the effect of rescinding the […]

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Variances, Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBAs) and Self-Created Hardships and Practical Difficulties

  • June 9, 2021
  • by Admin

When you seek a variance, you are essentially asking for permission to violate an applicable zoning ordinance.  In other words, it is a request for an exception; a license to do something on or use your property in a manner that would otherwise be prohibited. […]

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Can I Run a For-Profit Business In Accordance with My Religious Values?

  • April 2, 2021
  • by Noel Sterett

The short answer is yes. There are thousands of for-profit businesses in the United States that are owned and operated by people with strong religious convictions and values. Many business owners actually owe their success to the religious values that drive them. Two of the […]

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Three Ways Boilerplate Language Impacts a Business Divorce

  • March 24, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Time and again, I am contacted by clients experiencing difficulty with their business partners, or fellow shareholders, and looking for a way out. The conversation usually results in a review of the company’s organizational documents. More often than not, we find the parties adopted boilerplate […]

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