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Social media has become a staple in both the workplace and in homes. Businesses have been hard pressed to maintain a balance with their employees between professional and personal aspects of social media. Accordingly, employers are scrambling to update their communications policies to include provisions regarding social media
As we swelter through the remaining “dog days” of summer, I can’t help but reminiscence about those brutal “double session” football practices. Back in the day, I dreaded the thought of training camp most of the summer
On August 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that LinkedIn agreed to settle a case
If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher by Reminding Her/Him That August is the Only Month to Leave the MEA
In case you don’t read the editorial page every morning, let me pass on a message from Robert Wiersma, an economics teacher at Hopkins High School near Holland, Michigan found in today’s Detroit News.
Garden Leave Provisions Can Help Protect Customer Relationships, Trade Secrets and Other Proprietary Information
You are probably asking yourself what the heck is “garden leave.” I found myself asking that same question when recent research uncovered a line of authority on the East Coast involving “garden leave” policies.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! –Walter Scott
In the past two weeks, I have had occasion to review several employment applications.
As it turns out, Friday, August 1, was the 30th anniversary of my entry into the practice of labor and employment law
It seems like the local story about the “inequity” of shutting off water to residents who have not paid their water bill
Depending on which source one consults, Michigan’s taxes on gasoline, and hence Michigan’s gasoline prices, are the fifth or sixth highest in the nation. This point was brought home after a trip to Toledo to visit two recently-retired Michiganian couples, who relocated to take advantage of lower costs of living. In Ohio gas was selling for $3.43 a gallon, just hours after I filled up with $3.87 petrol in Michigan. Only California, New York, Connecticut, and Hawaii (and sometimes Pennsylvania) assess more than Michigan in gasoline taxes. Despite some of the highest taxes in the nation (60.3¢ per gal.), Lansing is telling us we need to assess $120 million more in taxes per year for the next ten years to maintain our roads. That’s a 12.4% increase over our current $967M in state gas tax revenue – about 2¢ more per gallon.
How can we assess more tax per gallon than forty-five states and still have terrible roads?