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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 As shelter in place orders were rescinded, we navigated our way back to business.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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Coronavirus Impact: 3 Things to Know About Commercial Leases and Summary Proceedings in Michigan

  • May 28, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-85 generally prohibits the eviction of residential tenants before June 11, 2020, which will likely be extended. But what about commercial premises and leases? Here are the three things you should keep in mind whether you are a commercial landlord […]

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What You Need to Know About the Federal Stimulus Package: The CARES Act

  • March 30, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

On March 27, 2020, the United States government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act (CARES Act).   The unprecedented legislation is a $2 trillion-dollar economic stabilization and assistance act to help lessen the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on individuals, employers, and both […]

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COVID-19 “Stay-Home” Executive Order: Determining Exemptions

  • March 24, 2020
  • by Alex Reuter

Information on symptoms, mortality, risk factors, politics, and many other factors circulate the internet. State and local governments adapt to the changing situation at different paces, and you hear about the possibility of an executive order. As an employer, or an employee, you may find […]

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Coronavirus Impact: State and Federal Relief Funds to Assist Small Business with Losses during COVID-19

  • March 22, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

With many of Michigan’s small businesses and restaurants closed by Executive Order as result of COVID-19 until at least April 13, 2020, many business owners are looking for relief to remedy their losses. The MEDC announced the Michigan Small Business Relief Program to fund $20 […]

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Coronavirus Impact: How to Reduce Impact on Employees

  • March 22, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

There does not seem to be any industry or part of life that has not been impacted by the now global pandemic known as Coronavirus.  With all the state and federal mandated closures, so many small and medium sized businesses are impacted by the virus, […]

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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.