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  • Have You Appointed a Funeral Representative?  August 2016 - Our August Briefing covered funeral representatives and a new federal law on overtime pay. We also covered securities law issues and the appointment of our attorneys to two important legal committees.
  • Are You Making Plans for 2016?  November 2015 - Our November Briefing covered some significant settlements we obtained for clients to the disaster of having your parents’ attorney write himself into their will.
  • Non-Competes Can Result in Large Judgments July 2015 - Our July Briefing covered a $2 million judgment in a non-compete case, the dangers of not having a will and “finders” under the Uniform Securities Act.
  • Using Joint Accounts as a Method of Estate Planning May Not Carry Out Your Intent April 2015 - Our April Briefing covered proposed Michigan legislation to ban non-competes and why joint bank accounts don’t work well as an estate planning substitute.
  • Florida Law:  Start-Ups Need to Check Name Availability  February 2015 - Our February Briefing featured Florida business law issues such as the importance of reviewing employment agreements to preclude class actions.
  • Starting A New Year’s Resolution; Bankruptcy Fraud Can Aid Creditors  January 2015 - Our January Briefing covered the some New Year’s Resolutions you should consider for personal and business reasons.  We also covered how a bankruptcy creditor doesn’t always lose and profiled the HSP attorney who attended college on a golf scholarship.
  • The Importance of Updating Beneficiary Designations; Broker Record Expungements  November 2014 - Our November Briefing covered the importance of updating beneficiary destinations, child support income planning and a profile of the HSP attorney who was a rock ‘n’ roll band singer.
  • The Danger of Overbroad Non-Compete Provisions; Trust Scams  October 2014 - Our October Briefing covered a recent arbitration win against Morgan Stanley, the danger of overbroad non-compete provisions, a seminar by Mark Snitchler on “trust” scams as well as his personal profile.
  • Lessons on Written Commission Agreements; Family Business Agreements September 2014 - Our September Briefing covered our recent litigation victory which teaches a lesson about written commission agreements as well as a case about family business agreements.
  • Arbitration Win Against Schwab; The Results of Not Having a Will August 2014 - Our August Briefing covered our recent arbitration victory against Charles Schwab, an article written by two of our attorneys on noncompete provisions as well as the mess that can be created by not having a will.
  • Fired for Firing at Armed Robbers; Family Estate Disputes June 2014 - Our June Briefing covered a case where an employee who fired his gun at armed robbers was properly terminated for his actions. A recent Michigan case highlighted a new type of family fight that can arise when a loved one dies without an estate plan. Last, a corporation’s former employee was found to still be a shareholder over 20 years after his employment ended because proper redemption procedures weren’t followed by the company.
  • The Dangers of Self-Drafted Wills; Sales Puffery Becomes Fraud March 2014 - Our March Briefing covered the dangers of self-drafted wills, what happens when sales talk becomes fraud and the effect of Florida’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act on Tiger Woods.
  • 5 Ways to Minimize Risk of Wage and Hour Claims; Retaliatory Liability For Failing to Renew Employment Contract February 2014 - Our February Briefing covered five ways in which an employer can minimize the risk of a wage and hour claim, how an employer may be liable for failing to renew the employment contract and our mediation services.
  • Legal Checkups for Your Business; Florida’s New LLC Act; Obamacare Effect on Divorce Judgments January 2014 - Our January Briefing covered Obamacare’s effect on divorce judgments, legal health checkups for your business and Florida’s new LLC act.
  • Manager Liability For Sex Discrimination; Estate Battle Over Unclear Will November 2013 - Our November Briefing covered managers’ individual liability for sex discrimination, an estate battle resulting from an unclear will and a Lawyers Weekly article featuring our firm.
  • Does Your Non-Compete Choose The Remedy You Want? October 2013 - Our October Briefing covered a recent non-compete case involving liquidated damages, Kenny Lee’s Florida bar admission and our participation in new Mayor Mike Duggan’s fundraiser.
  • Is Your Employment Agreement One-Sided Enough? June 2013 - Our June Briefing covered a recent case on one-sided employment agreements, discussed the entry of a non-compete order as part of a divorce judgment and reviewed the Mackinac Policy Conference.
  • How Secure Is Your Data? / Are You Terminating Employees Properly? April 2013 - Our April Briefing linked to a data security article co-authored by Mark Snitchler, discussed employee termination procedures, pictured Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan at our office and congratulated Kenny Lee on his Florida Bar Exam passage.
  • Business Litigation Risks On the Horizon; Draft Employment Agreements Carefully February 2013 - Our February Briefing covered business litigation risks on the horizon, the importance of drafting in employment agreements, John Hubbard’s appearance on Fox 2 Detroit and Eric Parzianello’s eBook.
  • Internet Privacy Act Could Cause Employer Liability  January 2013 - Our January Briefing discussed succession planning, the new Michigan Internet Privacy Act, employment law news and our office Fatheads.
  • Michigan Enacts Right to Work Law December 2012 - Our December Briefing addressed Michigan’s Right to Work law, the Internet Privacy Protection Act and John Hubbard’s admission to the Florida Bar.
  • A Message of Thanksgiving! November 2012 - Our November Briefing thanked all of our vendors who assisted us in our move to Detroit and covered some media exposure we received.
  • Employers Must Guard Against Pension Plan and Minimum Wage Liability September 2012 - Our September Briefing covered cases on employer liability for pension plans and minimum wage violations, our fundraiser for Wayne County Circuit Judge Margaret Van Houten and John Hubbard’s speaking engagement at the Midwest Securities Law Institute.
  • Are You Planning For Your Business Succession? July 2012 - Our July Briefing discussed our move downtown, business succession planning and overtime pay requirements for employers.
  • Good Provisions for Your Employee Handbook June 2012 - Our June Briefing addressed three often overlooked employee handbook provisions and the hiring of our associate, Kenny Lee.
  • Are Your Sales Representatives Employees or Independent Contractors? May 2012 - Our May Briefing covered overtime pay issues with sales representatives, the passage of the Michigan Bar exam by Kenny Lee and the Florida Bar exam by John Hubbard and the publication of an article by Gavin Fleming and Eric Parzianello.
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