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PA 36, 2015 amends the Revised Judicature Act to permit a Demand for Payment or Demand for Possession to be served on a tenant via electronic means, (e.g. email) if the tenant has consented to receive service electronically.  Our suggestion – if you are a Landlord, provide in your lease agreement consent for electronic service and…

Taxation-New Uncapping Rules–UPDATE

On December 31 of 2013, MCL 211.27a(7)(s) took effect.  The purpose of the new law was to permit the inter-family transfer of residential property while preserving the current “cap” on the taxable value of the family property .  The Act envisioned that cottages, vacations homes, residences, recreational property all could be transferred within the family…

Developments In Employment Law

Michigan has joined 12 other states in enacting “social media password protection” laws.  While varying widely in the restrictions imposed and in their complexity, these laws share a common thread; they all prohibit employers from asking applicants for their user name, password or other log-in credentials for their personal social media accounts.  Most of these…

Drug Testing – Employment Law

Drug testing is a fait accomopli in existing employment law.  It is permitted and employers who have legitimate concerns regarding drug use are becoming increasingly interested in conducting drug testing.  This is particularly true in the case of a new applicant for employment. So, you have an applicant for the job.  You want to drug test…