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Michigan Employers Should Prepare for Possible Changes to the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) & Minimum Wage

Michigan Employers Should Prepare for Possible Changes to the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) & Minimum Wage

There are many questions regarding possible changes to the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) and the minimum wage that could go into effect February 20, 2023. As of now, due to a stay from the Michigan Court of Claims, the current laws remain in effect until February 19, 2023. An appeal is pending before the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the parties have asked the COA to issue a decision by February 1, 2023. Regardless of the decision, it is fully anticipated that it will be appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court. Here is a summary of the impact of the updated laws.

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Where to Start When Developing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policies

Where to Start When Developing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policies

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) compliance is at the forefront of employers’ minds. Concerns surrounding employment and hiring processes are under the microscope like never before. While many might believe they already have appropriate policies and practices in place, there are serious legal consequences for businesses found to be in violation of civil rights laws.

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Best Lawyers in America® honors Kotz Sangster attorneys and receives Regional Recognition

Best Lawyers in America® honors Kotz Sangster attorneys and receives Regional Recognition

The 29th Edition of Best Lawyers in America® has included eight attorneys from Kotz Sangster's Detroit, Bloomfield Hills and Niles, Michigan offices. And four attorneys resident in the firm's Detroit, Bloomfield Hills and St. Joseph, Michigan offices have been honored in the 3rd Edition of Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch. Notably, 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Best Law Firms" listing has recognized Kotz Sangster regionally in eight practice areas.

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Risks of Social Media Use During a Divorce

Risks of Social Media Use During a Divorce

Divorce is an emotional and difficult time. Social media has a tendency to exacerbate heated conversations. When these two merge together, the results can be disastrous for divorce proceedings and both parties involved. Even highly responsible, ethical and “well-adjusted” people make mistakes during the emotional difficulty of divorce.

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Vacation Homes: An Estate Planning Problem

Vacation Homes: An Estate Planning Problem

Owning a vacation home can create complicated family estate and income tax issues. Planning for the transfer of the family cottage requires a series of thoughtful steps. The cottage can be any vacation home and, whether it's a ski chalet or condo, waterfront property or hunting land, all have financial and emotional ties to a family.

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Successfully Navigating eDiscovery

Successfully Navigating eDiscovery

Electronic communications—such as emails or texts—have become the primary form of communication among organizations and individuals. In the modern world, businesses large and small communicate internally and externally using electronic communications...

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