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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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Kotz Sangster Attorneys Remember the Honorable John E. Dewane

Kotz Sangster Attorneys Remember the Honorable John E. Dewane

We are saddened to share the passing of the Honorable John E. Dewane, retired judge and close friend of many members of the Kotz Sangster team, on Thursday, October 14th. At 81 years old, John spent several years as a vital member of our firm in addition to his impactful career serving Berrien County as a Circuit Court judge.

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