Rising Star

Alari K. Adams was selected as a 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star.  This designation is conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state and is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement.  Rising Stars are those up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger and have practiced law for 10 years or less.  No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected to receive this honor. 

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A Law for Foodie Entrepreneurs

In 2010, Michigan enacted the Cottage Food Law to assist food-based entrepreneurs with retailing their respective food product to the public despite not being prepared in a commercial kitchen.  

The Detroit News recently wrote an article detailing how the law and the Eastern Market Corporation has assisted with the growth of food entrepreneurs throughout southeast Michigan.  

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Impending Overtime Woes

An excerpt from the Inc. article by Suzanne Lucas addressing the affect the proposed change in overtime laws will have for Congress and their staff.  

Last summer the Department of Labor released a new proposal for a change in overtime laws. Significantly, regardless of job duties, employees will have to earn $50,440 per year before they can be considered exempt from overtime. The change hasn't been implemented yet (the proposed date is September 2016), but business owners are already in a panic.
Why? The previous threshold was only $23,660, so this throws a lot of jobs--an estimated five million, in fact--into the pot. This is a huge deal and will cause lots of problems for business owners and employees alike. Guess who just figured it out?

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