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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against LGBT Employment Discrimination

The United States Supreme Court significantly expanded civil rights protections for LGBT employees on Monday, June 15, 2020, when it published its opinion in Bostock v Clayton County, Georgia, 590 U.S. __(2020). Before handing down its opinion, the Court heard oral arguments from the three cases at issue on October 8, 2019

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Resumption of Manufacturing Work

Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-77 to extend the duration of the stay-at-home order until May 28, 2020; however, the Executive Order does allow previously suspended manufacturing activities to resume on May 11, 2020, subject to certain minimum safety requirements. This blog describes these safety requirements that manufacturers must follow as to resume business.

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Local Court Responses to COVID-19

STATE AND LOCAL COURT RESPONSES TO COVID-19   MICHIGAN   St Joseph County Courts Declaration of Emergency March 17, 2020 Courts are closed until Friday, May 1, 2020. 45th Circuit Court 3B District Court St Joseph County Probate/Family Court Only…

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COVID-19 Disaster Loan Assistance

On March 6, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb declared a public health emergency under Executive Order No. 2020-2, and on March 10, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency under Executive Order No. 2020-4, both in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting the country. You may qualify for disaster loan assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) if your business has suffered economic loss as a result of the pandemic.

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Cleaning Your Past: How to get rid of an old criminal conviction

Beginning on January 1, 2018, a minor convicted of a minor in possession of alcohol (“MIP”) for the first time will receive a civil infraction, instead of a misdemeanor.  Unfortunately for thousands of adults, the new law will not retroactively change an old MIP conviction from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction.[1] So, what can you do to remove that decade old MIP that you were probably required to disclose on every job application, professional license, or volunteer application you have completed since you were convicted of the MIP?

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Food for Thought: Is Fantasy Football Legal?

Turkey or Ham with Stuffing, the Key to Determining if Fantasy Football is Legal! Let me ask you a very simple question:  On Thanksgiving, would you rather have turkey or ham with stuffing?  The way the above question is interpreted…

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