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  • May 28, 2020
    The Government of Canada has announced various changes to the programs that it has put in place to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief article provides an overview of these changes and proposals.
  • May 27, 2020
    Businesses routinely raise their prices in response to changing economic conditions and competition. Now might be a particularly dangerous time to raise prices without careful consideration of the legal consequences of pricing decisions.
  • May 22, 2020
    Retailers and motor vehicle dealerships throughout the lower peninsula are permitted to see customers by appointment beginning on May 26, 2020.
  • May 21, 2020
    We are providing the following Q&As to assist in determining whether a 2019 BE-10 Benchmark Survey is required and when.
  • May 20, 2020
    The Qatar Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, in its coordinating role, has initiated legislative and regulatory actions to safeguard Qatari citizens, residents, and visitors from harm. As of May 20, 2020, these measures are in effect.
  • May 20, 2020
    Executive Order 2020-87 extends the deadline for filing commercial and industrial property tax assessment appeals in the Michigan Tax Tribunal from May 31, 2020, to July 31, 2020. A prior board of review protest is not required for commercial and industrial appeals.
  • May 19, 2020
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has issued two important notices allowing employer-plan sponsors to amend their §125 cafeteria plans to provide employees with increased flexibility for elected benefits and account balances.
  • May 19, 2020
    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive orders 2020-91 and 2020-92, revising the state's Stay Home, Stay Safe Order and advancing the process to resume in-person work and activities that were temporarily suspended under the previous orders. EO 2020-91 requires a number of safeguards that employers must follow for all businesses and operations that are permitted to require their employees to leave their homes for work.
  • May 13, 2020
    As Michigan school districts navigate their 2020-2021 budgets, with looming cuts to school aid and other consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to remind you of the available operating cash-flow borrowing options. Although the cash-flow borrowing option is a short-term tool it can be used in conjunction with other measures to help school districts weather the coming financial storm. 
  • May 13, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on brick and mortar businesses. Consumers, confined to their homes, have flocked to online markets, where products offered by patent owners often compete with infringing products from across the globe. Fighting these infringers has never been easy, but the problem has been exacerbated by the pandemic, which has caused significant delays at the courthouse.