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In this blog, the Zana Tomich, Noel Sterrett and the business attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC weigh in on matters of importance to small and closely held business and nonprofit leaders in the Detroit area, Chicagoland, Northern Illinois and beyond. We hope the information here is helpful to you.

Case to Watch: Uber Drivers granted Class Action Status by Federal Court in San Francisco

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court in San Francisco certified a class of drivers in O’Connor, et al v. Uber Technologies, Inc., allowing them to continue on with their suit against Uber, the ride sharing service that has revolutionized the industry. In today's “sharing economy” where […]

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Detroit Food Truck Ordinance in the Works

Local food entrepreneurs, take note: the Detroit City Council is working on a new city-wide ordinance that will provide a clear legal framework for food trucks looking to operate in the city. The ordinance will clarify the permitting process, define where food trucks can park, […]

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Is a Business Responsible for a Client’s Bad Check?

With the rise of online payment systems such as Paypal and Square, the use of checks as a method of payment has been declining for years, but the practice still endures. One industry that has largely remained loyal to checks is the legal industry. Many […]

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When Does Your Nonprofit Need an Attorney?

  • July 27, 2015
  • by Lawrence Opalewski
  • Category: Nonprofits

If you are on the board of a nonprofit, you already know that there are some situations where your organization will need an attorney. However, most nonprofits do not realize many of the areas where an attorney can drastically minimize risk for the nonprofit, and […]

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Employee or Independent Contractor? US Dep’t of Labor Offers New Guidance

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced new guidance to determine whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). After receiving numerous complaints from workers alleging misclassification, on June 15 the DOL published […]

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Creative Companies Need Legal Advice Too

Creative Service firms such as marketing, advertising, design, and public relations firms, often promote and encourage a relaxed, laid-back work culture. This is understandable given that employees and freelancers are supposed to create and be creative, without the restrictions of traditional office environment. Yet, these […]

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Defending a Business Lawsuit

If you own a business or are involved in running a business, chances are good that you will need to defend against a lawsuit someday. But receiving the summons and complaint still comes as a shock to many, especially when it happens for the first […]

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A Legal Guide For Startups

Do you have a great business idea and are ready to take the next step to get the business up and running? Here are 5 important legal considerations all entrepreneurs should think about when starting a business. Choosing a Legal Entity An important first step […]

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Transitions in Family Business

With the economy rebounding, property and business valuations increasing, some closely held business owners finally have an eye toward moving on. It may be the right time to sell outright, to exercise a buyout provision of a Shareholder agreement, or establish a succession plan. With […]

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Michigan’s Cottage Food Law: What Food Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Do you have a great food business idea but want to test the waters before fully committing to the business? The Michigan Cottage Food Law could be a great opportunity for you to test the market, perfect your idea, and gain some business experience without […]

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