Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final rule, which will update the earnings thresholds for “white collar” exempt employees, particularly executive, administrative and professional empl… Read More
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Michigan Legislature Passes “Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act”

On December 12, 2017, the Michigan Legislature passed a package of Bills to amend various public sector retirement statutes and to create the “Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act.” The package is expected to be signed by the G… Read More
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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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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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NLRB Ruling

Yesterday the NLRB ruled that graduate students who work at private colleges and universities are statutory employees covered by the NLRB.  The 3-1 decision reverses prior rulings, which had long held that graduate students were not covered.  Contr… Read More
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Keller Thoma Attorney Accepts In House Position With Tenet Health Care

  On July 15, 2016, Attorney Catherine Heitchue Reed will be leaving Keller Thoma to accept a position as Manager of Labor and Employee Relations for Tenet Healthcare’s Michigan Region. Catherine joined Keller Thoma in 2010 when she returned… Read More
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