New Hires: Are They Employees Or Independent Contractors?

New Hires: Are They Employees Or Independent Contractors?

A recent California Supreme Court decision is causing a stir among gig-economy employers. Changes in the way that state draws the line between employees and independent contractors may affect the bottom line of companies that rely on the lower overhead that comes with contracted workers. Will those changes affect Michigan-based businesses? What are the rules […]
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Building Your Estate Administration Team Of Professionals

Building Your Estate Administration Team Of Professionals

Being named executor to a large estate can be intimidating. Executors are responsible for paying off creditors, distributing assets, and honoring loved ones’ last wishes. But executors don’t have to do it alone. By building an estate administration team of professionals, executors can fulfill their duty to the estate and protect their family or friends’ […]
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Is The Bar Owner Responsible When Patrons “Take It Outside?”

Is The Bar Owner Responsible When Patrons “Take It Outside?”

Maybe there have been too many movies about fights that start in a bar until the patrons decide to “take it outside”. The Michigan Court of Appeals recently had to address the question of whether a bar owner was responsible when patrons and bouncers got into a fight off-premises that left one person dead.
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5 Things That Make Sex Offenses Different From Other Crimes

5 Things That Make Sex Offenses Different From Other Crimes

Being charged with sex offenses can be life-changing. They can occur when a misplaced relationship goes bad, or from severe misconduct. The facts behind criminal sexual conduct are often vulgar, and private. In many ways, these crimes are different from drug offenses or other common felonies. When you are facing a sex offense, you want […]
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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, And Terms Of Service

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, And Terms Of Service

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Mark Zuckerberg have been center stage in the news recently, since the New York Times reported how the social media platform was used to affect the 2014 midterm election. The fallout from the dispute provides a cautionary tale for companies using terms of service to limit liability to users.
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Where Will My Drug Charges Go To Court?

Where Will My Drug Charges Go To Court?

There are district and circuit court houses all across Metro Detroit. When you receive a summons to appear in court on drug charges, it can sometimes be hard to know where you will need to appear. Find out how to know where your drug charges will go to court.
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Who Do You Want To Run Your Business When You Retire?

Who Do You Want To Run Your Business When You Retire?

When an entrepreneur starts a business, it can sometimes be hard to imagine anyone else doing their job. Small business owners can pour years, even decades, of hard work into getting their processes, vendors, and contracts in place. But as the years press on, eventually you may want to slow down. Then the question becomes […]
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