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Regulations paused under new administration

  • February 17, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Days after publishing Independent Contractor Rule Gets An Update . . . For Now, the Biden administration was inaugurated and the new President used his first days of office to put a freeze on proposed regulations with pending effective dates. This is not unusual once […]

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Independent Contractor Rule Gets an Update . . . For Now

  • January 19, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Labor issued a final rule on classifying workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, clarifying the test to determine who is an independent contractor. The FLSA requires covered employers to pay nonexempt employees minimum wage for every […]

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Zana Tomich Named a “Go-To” Business Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

  • January 4, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 30, 2020—Zana Tomich, co-founder of Detroit-headquartered law firm Dalton & Tomich PLC, has been named a Michigan “Go-To” Lawyer for Business by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  The publication’s “Go-To” Lawyer honor spotlights Michigan lawyers who are leaders […]

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New Vaccines Raise New Questions for Employers

  • January 2, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

For employers, a new year brings new hope that life will return to normal soon. Finally, in 2021, there’s reason for optimism on that score. To begin with, Congress has passed an appropriations bill that includes a fresh stimulus package. Of course, most promising of […]

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Can employers require a COVID-19 vaccine for employees?

  • October 28, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make an impact on businesses. In fact, over the past nine months, the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way business is conducted in the U.S. With state governments ordering social distancing, remote work, and limitations on the capacity of various […]

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New Executive Order Narrows COVID-19 Protections For Employees

  • September 1, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

Previously, we informed Employers of State and Federal protocols addressing a COVID-19 positive result in the workplace. The focus of the post was Executive Order 2020-166, which described the protections afforded to employees who tested positive, or exhibited the “principal symptoms” of COVID-19.  Since that […]

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COVID-19 Positive in the Workplace: Now What?

  • August 26, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

Executive Order 2020-166 discussed in this post was subsequently rescinded, and incorporated with amendments in  new Executive Order 2020-172 as explained in the update posted here.  Your Michigan business closed during the stay at home orders; it abided by all the rules in Governor Whitmer’s […]

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Preparing Your Business for the Uncertain Future of COVID-19

  • August 3, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

COVID-19 has taken Michigan business owners on an emotional and financial rollercoaster. First we responded to the Coronavirus crisis. Then we tried to keep our businesses running and employees employed. As shelter in place orders were rescinded, we navigated our way back to business. Now, […]

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Michigan Businesses Ordered to Enforce Face Coverings in Public Places

  • July 13, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

On Friday July 10, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave businesses that are open to the public a new mandate to enforce mask-wearing in Executive Order 2020-147. While mask wearing in indoor public places was already required under numerous other executive orders issued by the […]

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Coronavirus Impact: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Increases Duties of Employers

  • March 24, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

Last week, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to COVID-19.  The Act implements three parts: The Emergency Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Leave Act, and Tax Credits for Employers providing such leave.  These take effect April […]

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The business and employment attorneys of Dalton & Tomich take your business just as seriously as you do. Attorneys Zana Tomich and Noel Sterett are trusted by closely held family businesses and others across Michigan and Northern Illinois as invaluable partners and counselors. We guarantee all your calls and emails will be returned within one business day so you can focus on what you do best: running your business.