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Employers in Michigan have been on a roller coaster ride over the last several months regarding new paid sick leave and minimum wage requirements. In the fall of 2018, the Michigan Legislature adopted paid sick leave and minimum wage ballot...

Priorities Drive Tax and Spending Increases - Minnesota Governor Tim Walz released his two-year budget proposal at noon yesterday, kicking off a ferocious debate over his administration's proposed spending and tax increases....

I’m a fan of Bill Belichick, probably because he was the defensive mastermind of my New York Giants in the 1980s and early 1990s that led to two Super Bowl championships. His defensive game plan against the Buffalo Bills for Super Bowl XXV sits in...

Property insurance policies commonly cover water damage caused by an accidental discharge or leakage of water from an on-site plumbing system and commonly exclude water damage caused by a sewer backup. So it’s not surprising that the cause of water...

On February 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2019-2, providing additional guidance for Wage and Hour Division staff regarding how to apply tip credit rules for employees who perform both tip-generating work...

In Berkeley Cement, Inc v. Regents of the University of California, Case Nos. F073455 and F073586 (January 7, 2019), the 5th District Court of Appeals examined the difference between “design” specifications and “performance” specifications on a...

A new bill seeking to expand paid family leave in New Jersey passed the Senate and Assembly on January 31, 2019, and was signed by Governor Phil Murphy yesterday. The bill makes sweeping changes to the New Jersey Family Leave Act that provides...

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Robert’s Rules says when something’s official, it needs to be official. Which means, the tellers report—we’re talking about the on-paper vote count—can’t just exist on the back of a spare copy of the agenda...

An employer’s duty to provide information to the union representing its employees is a frequent of topic of interest to labor relations practitioners because it is very easy to violate the law. For example, an employer’s assertion that the...

As tax season is underway, one important deadline is coming that should not be overlooked. Tax law allows for partnership and LLC agreements to be amended retroactively to the first day of the prior year, provided the amendment is executed before...

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