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Intellectual property lawyers operate in the ‘gray space’

May 27, 2016
To practice law is to work in a field where the rules are in a state of constant change. That may be even truer in intellectual property law than any other arm of the legal industry. Read More

Feds issue employer's guide for Family and Medical Leave Act compliance

May 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued "The Employer’s Guide to The Family and Medical Leave Act" to assist employers with compliance. Read More

Law firm auctions office furnishings

May 26, 2016
A downtown law firm is auctioning roughly 200 "high-end" office furnishings. Read More

Court rules woman liable in apartment building fire

May 26, 2016
| By AP
The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman whose boyfriend started an apartment building fire is liable for up to $2 million in damages. Read More

What does the new overtime law mean for small businesses?

May 25, 2016
For the first time in 12 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new overtime rule that will greatly impact America’s middle class. Read More

Attorney general investigates Grand Rapids veterans home

May 25, 2016
| By AP
Michigan's attorney general announced today that his office is investigating allegations of mistreatment at a state-run nursing home for veterans in Grand Rapids and is encouraging potential victims and witnesses to come forward. Read More

Government expands overtime pay eligibility

HR has many issues to address before the Dec. 1 deadline.

May 20, 2016
Human resources departments are preparing to work overtime to help their companies comply with new rules that will make an additional 4.2 million American workers eligible for overtime pay. Read More

Program moves people from prison to paychecks

Vocational Village, which is only offered in Ionia, teaches vocational skills to prisoners.

May 20, 2016
A new vocational training program that launched this spring will prepare prisoners for jobs upon their release. Read More

Law firm moves into Arena Place

May 18, 2016
A local law firm is eagerly taking in the views from its new home atop the newly constructed Arena Place building. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court rules on wages for civic construction projects

May 18, 2016
| By AP
LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has issued a ruling on whether cities and villages have the power to determine wages on public construction projects. Read More