Michigan business entities, as well as individuals, may have significant known and unknown liability for use tax on purchases subject to the sales tax, but where payment of the sales tax cannot be proven. This is due to the Andrie Michigan Supreme Court use tax decision.
Employment & Labor Law
An employee handbook too often becomes a dusty tool that is relegated to a remote shelf. In fact, it is a vital communication channel for your employees. It’s best to realize that before you are sitting in your attorney’s office, trying to prepare a defense to a suit or claim and wishing that you had included or excluded statements in your employee handbook.
The first few weeks on the job cement an image of your company in the mind of your new employee. What do you want that image to be and who do you want to be crafting it? New employees will naturally seek out information to form an understanding of your corporate culture, how they fit into it and whether or not they made a good decision in coming to work for you.
The most significant component of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Health Care Reform) for large employers is set to take effect in 2015. Large employers, which generally means employers with 50 or more full-time employees and full-time employee equivalents, need to take immediate action in advance of the effective date.
Bargaining labor contracts for employers is unlike any other business activity, often driven by emotion, governed by labor law, but essential to an efficient, smooth running operation. Concluding bargaining successfully is a real challenge for employers.
Contrary to a business contract with a vendor, the employer cannot walk away from the majority union. A duty imposed by law requires the employer to stay in the relationship with the union and bargain.
Look around your office on any given day and how many mobile devices do you see? Remember to count smartphones, tablets and laptops. Do mobile devices outnumber employees? Probably so.
But now ask yourself, are the mobile devices talking to each other? Are they sharing software? Are they talking with fellow employees? Probably not.
Mobile devices can save people time and money if users know how to integrate their software so they can “talk amongst their friends”.
Unions have suffered an unabated decline, reaching the lowest point in market penetration since the post-World War II peak, falling well under 7 percent of the private sector. In addition, Michigan has become the 24th right to work state denying unions mandatory dues support.
There is no magic involved in selecting and retaining top talent within an organization. Your chances of success hinge primarily on your abilities to plan, clearly communicate expectations and empower your team to hold each other accountable. Sprinkle in a little luck and there you have it! Sure, I’m over-simplifying things a bit here but you would be amazed at what a little effort on the front end can save you on the back end.
Commercial drivers are not the only professionals who should need a valid and safe driving record to work for you. After all, think of those employees who drive business or personal cars for sales calls, errands, and meetings on your behalf. It’s imperative to make sure they meet your driving requirements or risk losing your insurance coverage.
As more and more veterans enter the civilian workforce, employers must stay ahead of an ever-growing body of laws and regulations affecting veteran employees and their employers. Two such laws are: