Increases in Minimum Wage in Michigan

On January 1, 2016, Michigan increased the minimum wage from $8.15 to $8.50 an hour.  For tipped employees, it was raised from $3.10 to $3.23 an hour.  For minors, 16-17, they are only required to be paid 85% of the minimum wage or the federal minimum wage, whichever...

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Jury Service: Privilege or Burden?

As citizens of the United States, jury duty is one of the only obligations we currently have to serve. Understandably, some view that service as a burden when a jury summons is received and you have responsibilities at work and home.  The United States is one of the...

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Future of Daily Fantasy Sports

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), more commonly referred to as Fantasy Football, is getting the attention of Attorney Generals across the nation.  On November 17, 2015, the New York Attorney General filed complaints in the New York Supreme Court against FanDuel and...

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Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law

In 1965, the Michigan legislature passed the Michigan Prevailing Wage Law.  Under that law, any State institution supported in whole or in part by state funds must pay prevailing wages on any type of construction projects.  Entities required to pay prevailing wages...

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What Kind of Deed Do you Need?

When purchasing or selling property, one of the documents needed to finalize the transaction is a deed. But before you sign that document, you should have an understanding of the different types of deeds and what each one conveys. Warranty deeds are the most common...

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You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up

In a scheme straight out of a Seinfeld episode, a Michigan man was arrested and charged for trying to return more than 10,000 non-refundable bottles purchased in a different state. The individual was stopped for...