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Onboard New Hires The Right Way

Companies, large and small, onboard new employees every day. In the midst of doing so, though, it’s easy to lose track of the number of documents that need to be signed or items that need to be checked off a list.  Unfortunately, new hires turnover quickly, with 22% turnover within the first 45 days of […]

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Michigan’s New 2019 Boating and Fishing Law

Beginning March 21, 2019 watercraft users in the state are required to take steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Anyone fishing with live or cut bait or practicing catch-and-release fishing will need to take precautions to limit the movement of invasive species and fish diseases. For boaters, amendments to Sec. 41325 of […]

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Nonbinary people can list their gender as “X” on birth certificates in New York City

New York City now joins the states of California, Washington, and Oregon in offering the “X” option on birth certificates. Similar legislation took effect February 1 in New Jersy.  In New York City you have the right to affirm your gender identity. All New Yorkers will be able to change their gender marker on their […]

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Vermont Government

The State of Vermont is willing to pay up to $10,000 for people who want to move there and work remotely. Vermont is hoping to attract new residents and boost its population and workforce by paying some of them to relocate to the state. To be eligible, applicants must be employed full time by a […]

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Michigan’s House Concurrent Resolution No. 3.

A concurrent solution to call on the Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority to ensure plans for the new state veterans homes included signed smoking areas. The state of Michigan has committed to the process of updating its system of veteran’s homes to create a sustainable and responsive network of homes that meets the long-term care and […]

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Kentucky’s New Concealed Carry Law

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that will allow people to carry a concealed gun without getting a permit or completing a background check and safety training. Under the newly signed law, those age 21 and older who meet legal rules for gun ownership can legally carry a concealed firearm without a permit.

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Death with Dignity Acts

As of January 1, 2019, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, And Washington have Death with Dignity statutes. In Montana, physician-assisted dying has been legal by State Supreme Court ruling since 2009. Death with dignity laws, also known as physician-assisted dying or aid in dying laws, stem from the basic idea that it […]

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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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