News & Insights from the DAR Team

Updates, legal analysis, and resources in the practice areas of Employment & Labor Law, Employer Defense & Litigation, Liquor Licensing & Regulation, and Estate Planning.

A “Sincerely Held” Belief Not Always Enough
Employment and Labor Law

A “Sincerely Held” Belief Not Always Enough

Analyzing Undue Hardship In Religious Accommodation And Exemption Requests When deciding employee religious exemption requests, many employers operate under the...
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Reality Check
Employment and Labor Law

Reality Check

Workplace Culture Assessments an Eye-Opening Tool Scroll through Indeed, Monster, or any other job site at the moment and you...
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Covid-19 Whistleblower Litigation Is Surging:
Liquor Licensing

Covid-19 Whistleblower Litigation Is Surging:

Workplace Safety Compliance Reduces Employer Exposure In Michigan, an employee alleging whistleblower retaliation pertaining to COVID-19-related workplace safety issues may...
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COVID Catch-Up
Employment and Labor Law

COVID Catch-Up

Michigan Employers' Guide to MIOSHA Emergency Rules and COVID-19 Legislation In the past few months, Michigan businesses have been impacted...
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Reopening Your Business Part II
Employment and Labor Law

Reopening Your Business Part II

Practical Considerations For The Post-Shutdown Workplace Now that your business is reopened, what happens if an employee contracts COVID-19? Are...
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Reopening Your Business
Employment and Labor Law

Reopening Your Business

Implementing Required COVID-19 Mitigation Measures The northern Michigan regions are the first regions in Michigan to be granted broader permission...
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Employment Law Countdown
Employment and Labor Law

Employment Law Countdown

Legal developments to consider ahead of 2020 The holiday season is a time to reflect on the past and plan...
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#MeToo: A New Perspective On Harassment Investigation
Employment and Labor Law

#MeToo: A New Perspective On Harassment Investigation

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, there has been a surge in the number of sexual harassment charges filed...
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Background Check Compliance Check-Up:
Employment and Labor Law

Background Check Compliance Check-Up:

FCRA lawsuits against employers on the rise The name of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) elicits visions of "what's...
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From Vine To Pure Michigan Wine:  How Growers, Producers And Retailers Are Regulated
Liquor Licensing

From Vine To Pure Michigan Wine: How Growers, Producers And Retailers Are Regulated

Our region's gently rolling topography is spotted with endless rows of grape trellises winding toward the turquoise lakeshore. Each year,...
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DOL Proposes To Increase Salary Threshold For OT Exemption … Again
Employment and Labor Law

DOL Proposes To Increase Salary Threshold For OT Exemption … Again

In March 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would increase the salary thresholds that...
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Five Steps to Mitigate Employment-related Exposure
Employment and Labor Law

Five Steps to Mitigate Employment-related Exposure

Starting a business is like navigating a vessel through unfamiliar waters. It requires courage, vision and direction. While courage and...
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Creating Responsible Caretakers
Estate Planning

Creating Responsible Caretakers

Recently, a client shared a story with me that I will never forget. While skiing out west, he rode a...
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Administering Your Family’s Estate: A Blessing Or A Curse?
Estate Planning

Administering Your Family’s Estate: A Blessing Or A Curse?

You struggle to keep your composure as you arrive at the attorney's office. You remember being seated in a dark...
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‘Delete’ Will Not Save You in Court
Employment and Labor Law

‘Delete’ Will Not Save You in Court

Employers Have A Duty To Preserve Email Evidence A salesperson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former employer in...
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Resume Ruse:
Employment and Labor Law

Resume Ruse:

The Use Of False Academic Credentials In Employment As an employer, have you ever questioned whether an applicant's educational degrees...
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