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Michigan’s New Bank Tax Law

Michigan Senate Bill 361- bank tax: Two or more banks or other financial institutions that are part of a group of businesses under one corporate parent company will be allowed to file corporate tax as a single tax entity.

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Border Employees

Michigan Senate Bill 40 – border employees: This new law will allow businesses in border counties to count employees who live in other states as a “qualified new job” for taxpayer incentives through the Michigan Business Development Program. The legislation was sponsored by state Senator Dale Zorn, a Monroe County Republican. Border county businesses advocated […]

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Michigan Business Laws

Michigan Senate Bill 333 makes amendments to the jurisdiction of business courts, specifying that business courts have authority over business and commercial disputes that seek declaratory and equitable relief rather than just monetary damages, It is now Public Act 101 of 2017.

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New Michigan Law Protects Children

With the objective of keeping our children safe in Michigan, Senate Bill 267 extends the sunset on the Student Safety Act from October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2021. This act includes an anonymous hotline for students to report threats of violence. It is now Public Act 100 of 2017.

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2019 New Wage Laws for Michigan

The signing of Senate Bill 1171, now Public Act 368, will slow the gradual income of Michigan’s minimum wage from $9.45 in 2019 to $12.05 by 2030. The Michigan One Fair proposal called for raising the wage to $12 by 2022.

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U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the most substantial changes in a generation to the tough-on-crime prison and sentencing laws that ballooned the federal prison population and created a criminal justice system that many conservatives and liberals view as costly and unfair. The First Step Act would expand job training and other programming aimed at reducing […]

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Michigan’s House Bill- 6052 Incentives Evaluation

Michigan’s new Economic Development Incentive Evaluation Act will require the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget to hire a contractor to periodically evaluate business development and tax incentives. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expecting to evaluate tax credits and incentives as a focus of her administration’s approach to economic development.

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Michigan’s House Bill 4618-tax paying compliance

A long-sought measure by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration will let suburban employers voluntarily register to withhold Detroit’s city income tax for employees who live in the city.  With more than half of Detroiters reverse-commuting to the suburbs each day, city officials have been lobbying the Legislature for years to mandate that suburban withhold and […]

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Michigan’s House Bills 6330, 6331 and 6380

Michigan’s marijuana industry is in full swing after voters legalized cannabis for recreational purposes. Now the Legislature has created the legal framework for marijuana’s – hemp – to be industrialized. This legislation signed by Snyder will create an industrial hemp licensing and registration program and exclude hemp from the definition of a marijuana plant.

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Has your federal employer taken an adverse action against you for reporting discrimination or harassment?

   Federal law prohibits a federal employer from taking adverse personnel action against a federal employee who reports, or is about to report, discrimination or harassment.  A personnel action means: (i) an appointment; (ii) a promotion; (iii) an action under chapter 75 of this title or other disciplinary or corrective action; (iv) a detail, transfer, […]

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