July 17, 2017

On June 7, 2017, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that the Department of Labor was withdrawing its 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on independent contractors and joint employment. While the announcement represents some welcome news for employers, the announce...

February 17, 2017

In 2015, Michigan revised its garnishment laws to make it easier for garnishees to avoid being defaulted and becoming liable for a judgment debtor's debt. If you're not familiar, garnishment is a procedure that allows a party who obtains a money judgment (the judgment...

February 9, 2017

If you've ever borrowed money from a bank for your business, you're probably familiar with commitment letters and their importance. Commitment letters are the documents that spell out the terms on which a bank or other financial institution will extend credit to you. I...

November 29, 2016

Petersen Financial LLC v. Twin Creeks, LLC, which was decided by the Michigan Court of Appeals on November 22, 2016, underscores how important it is to record interests in land if they are to be enforceable.

October 6, 2016

On September 20, 2016, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Copacia v. Ginzinger, Case No. 323924, a case that shows why small business owners should be careful in drafting their organizational documents, especially as it relates to whether funds the part...

September 30, 2016

On September 22, 2016, in The Grosse Pointe Law Firm, PC v. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, Case No. 326312, the Michigan Court of Appeals was called upon to determine when a cause of action for a breach of a repair-or-replace provision accrues under the Uniform...

September 19, 2016

In Michigan, two parties can become bound to a contract without having prepared and signed a formal-looking document called a “contract” or “agreement.” That’s because the law provides that a contract is formed when there’s been an offer, an acceptance of that offer, a...

September 18, 2016

In Innovation Ventures, LLC v. Liquid Manufacturing, LLC, No. 150591 (July 14, 2016), the Michigan Supreme Court clarified the proper standard that applies to non-compete agreements between businesses. Generally, non-compete agreements are governed by Michigan's Antitr...

September 18, 2016

Sometimes, settling a lawsuit can involve making assumptions or agreements you might later regret. While living with a less than perfect agreement is a necessary part of resolving litigation, careful drafting can preserve your ability to make minor course corrections t...

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On June 7, 2017, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that the Department of Labor was withdrawing its 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on indepe...

Department of Labor Loosens Its Stance on Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors. But is Anything Changing?

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