It's High Time for Employers to Consider Policies and Strategies in Light of Michigan's Marijuana Statutes

Michigan has two statutes regulating the use of marijuana: 

  1. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, which was enacted in 2008.
  2. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (also known as the Recreational Marihuana Act) was passed by the voters in November 2018 and became effective in December 2018.

Now that the smoke has cleared from th…

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Legal Alert: March 29 Deadline Approaching

Michigan Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave Act Deadline Approaching

With the March 29 effective date for Michigan’s new minimum wage and paid medical leave laws rapidly approaching, employers should make sure they are prepared to comply.

As of the end of March, Michigan’s minimum wage will be $9.45 per hour for 2019 (and will increase thereafter). Additionally, employers with 50 or more employees must provide elig…

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Hospital Held in Contempt for Failure to Provide Complete Medical Records in Workers' Compensation Case

A recent decision of the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission has important implications for health care providers in terms of the scope of medical records that they must produce in response to subpoenas issued in worker’s compensation cases. In Perry v. McDonald’s Restaurants of Michigan, Inc., the attorney for McDonald’s issued a subpoena t…

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Legal Alert: French CNIL Fines Google for Privacy Violations

Yesterday CNIL fined Google, Inc. €50 million (nearly $57 million in U. S. dollars) for lack of transparency, inadequate information, and lack of valid consent for data processing related to personalized advertisements.

Created in 1978, the “Commission on Information Technology and Liberties” (CNIL) is a French governmental authority that exists t…

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Legal Alert: Governor Snyder Signs into Law Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave Bills

On December 14 Governor Snyder signed into law two bills that will increase Michigan’s minimum wage and require employers to provide paid medical leave to employees. The new laws are weaker than hoped for by many activists.

The new minimum wage law increases minimum wage to $9.45 per hour in 2019, with additional increases each year until reaching…

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