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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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Too much space?  Review these legal issues when subletting your space

  • December 26, 2020
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Many companies, non-profits and churches are looking at the space that they have leased and reached the conclusion that they own, or have leased, too much space. Before you enter into an agreement to sublease your space, think about the following items and call your […]

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Moving Your Small Business Out of State in 2021: Legal Considerations

  • December 14, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

To say 2020 was hard for small businesses is an understatement. Shutdown orders and COVID restrictions choked revenue streams, slowed cash flow, squashed business development opportunities, and took a heavy toll on the personal well-being of many small business owners. While many survived and few […]

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Attorney Sorin A. Leahu joins Dalton & Tomich

  • October 1, 2020
  • by Emily

Detroit —October 1, 2020—Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, co-founders of Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton + Tomich, are pleased to announce that Sorin A. Leahu has joined the firm as a senior associate attorney.  Based in the firm’s Chicago office, […]

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Business Opportunities for Alternative Education Providers and the Legal Issues They Will Face

  • August 3, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

America is on the verge of a pandemic-induced revolution in education. The increase in demand for private education alternatives is creating a golden opportunity for those willing and able to meet it. But along with the new and emerging opportunities, parents, teachers, private schools and […]

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COVID-19 Has Forever Changed Service Contract Negotiations

  • August 3, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

Many individuals and entities learned it the hard way: events with a superior strength (force majeure)—like a health pandemic—must be accounted for in service contracts. Let’s face it, we all know that deadly infectious diseases and viruses exist in this world. But very few can honestly […]

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The One Question That Businesses Should Be Asking Employees With Children This Fall

  • August 3, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

The month of August brings with it familiar sensations. The onslaught of back-to-school advertisements. The rush to finish summer reading assignments. The frenzied shopping trips for clothes and supplies. And for parents, the most treasured sensation of all: the anticipation of a return to normalcy […]

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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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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.