Michigan Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Separation Records for Law Enforcement Officers

On October 17, 2017, the Governor signed Public Act No. 128 known as the “Law Enforcement Officer Separation of Service Record Act,” requiring that former employing law enforcement agencies maintain records of the reasons for separation of a law… Read More
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Michigan Supreme Court Affirms Michigan Court of Appeals Decision in Case Regarding PA 152, Shelby Township v Command Officers Association of Michigan

On November 1, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court affirmed the December 15, 2015 Court of Appeals’ judgment, which had affirmed the decision of the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) in the matter of Shelby Township v Command Officers of… Read More
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The New Michigan Domestic Asset Trust

New Michigan Domestic Asset Protection Trust Read More
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Steven Schwartz has merged his law firm with Keller Thoma

Keller Thoma is pleased to announce that Steven Schwartz has merged his law firm with Keller Thoma and has become a partner with the firm. Steve’s 30+ years of experience in labor relations, employment litigation and litigation avoidance enhances K… Read More
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Who Ever Said a Will Needed to be Signed?

Who Ever Said a Will Needed to Be Signed? It might seem axiomatic that the Last Will and Testament of a decedent must be signed and witnessed by at least two individuals, near in time to simultaneously when signed by the decedent.[1] Estate planning… Read More
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Larry Powe Presents "Corporate Governance Made Easy"

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Michigan Dower Rights Abolished

February 1, 2017 Michigan had been the only remaining state in the country to recognize dower rights in a wife, but not reciprocal rights in her husband. At long last, on January 6, 2017, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law SB 558 and SB 560 abolish… Read More
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Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Case Regarding PA 152, Grants Leave in Shelby Township v Command Officers Association of Michigan

On February 3, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court granted Shelby Township’s application for leave to appeal the December 15, 2015 Court of Appeals judgment affirming the MERC decision in the matter of Shelby Township v Command Officers of Michigan, 2… Read More
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New I-9 Form Required

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of the Form I-9 (version dated 11/14/2016) which must be filled out for all new employees hired on or after 1/22/2017 and for reverification of current employees wh… Read More
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Further Protection for Family Assets

On December 8, 2016, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 0597, the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act, into law, which became Public Act 0330 of 2016.  This Act validates the formation of asset protection trusts in Michigan and makes qualified contr… Read More
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