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Spend Those Gift Cards - A Retail Bankruptcy May Leave You Empty-Handed

Did you receive a handful of gift cards in your stocking this year? If you did, you are certainly not alone. The prevalence of gift cards has grown tremendously since 2001. In fact, according to the TowerGroup, a research and advisory firm, gift card… Read More
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Categories: Firm News

Attention FMLA Employers - New Rules Going Into Effect

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) has been revised based on new regulations that go into effect on January 16, 2009. These changes are a result of several factors, including: the passage of the military leave provisions in the Nation De… Read More
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Categories: Employee Relations

Majority of American Adults Do Not Have Wills

Do you have a will? If your answer was no, you’re not alone. According to a 2007 survey by Harris Interactive, 55 percent of all adult Americans do not have a will. The survey found that most American adults who do not have any of the basic est… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Understanding Electronic Signatures

Many of us frequently use email and other electronic means of communication everyday, therefore it is extremely important to understand the legal consequences of such communications. Because of the broad terms of the Uniform Electronic Transactions A… Read More
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Identifying Your Intellectual Property

Most people are familiar with the ® and TM symbols. However, many people do not understand precisely what they mean. The ® symbol means that the trademark is federally registered. You cannot use this symbol unless your trademark is federally regist… Read More
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Categories: Firm News

Supreme Court Overrules Decisions Subjecting Residential Builders to the Consumer Protection Act

The Michigan Consumer Protection Act (MCPA) is a broad statute which seeks to protect Michigan consumers from a variety of fraudulent or unfair trade practices. In Hartman & Eichhorn Bldg. Co., Inc. v Dailey, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled t… Read More
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Protecting Your Manufacturing Company from Personal Injury Claims

Most manufacturing firms utilize machinery and equipment that can be dangerous if not used properly. Although most work-related injury claims are covered under Michigan’s Workers Compensation Act, some work injuries can expose the employer to c… Read More
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Categories: Business Services

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