Service Animal
21 February 2023

Service Animals In Training Will Soon Be Permit...

On May 12, 2022, Michigan passed Public Act 75 of 2022 (the “Act”). This Act amended Michigan’s Penal Code to require places of public accommodation to modify their policies, practices, and procedures to permit the use of a service animal in training. Previously, only service animals themselves were required to be accommodated under Michigan law. […]

29 June 2022

Florida’s Homestead Rules—The Best Benefit unde...

Last month, I detailed steps you can take to establish residency in Florida (found here).  In the next few installments of my Snowbird Series, I will review Florida’s homestead laws so you can see how they might apply to your situation.  Homestead is one of the most frequently misunderstood aspects of Florida law. The first […]

Service Animal
28 June 2022

Dogs, Cats & Hamsters, Oh My! Can My Emplo...

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many workplace cultures. One unexpected impact is the rise of requests to bring animals to work. According to the Washington Post, nearly 1 in 5 American households nationwide adopted a pet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees who were recently working from home may now request to bring their animals to […]

Mental Health
31 May 2022

A Reminder: Mental Health Matters

As we recognize and wrap-up May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Labor wants to remind us that the FMLA covers situations when an employee’s mental health condition inhibits them from working. In a Fact Sheet published this month, the DOL provided several helpful examples of mental health- related FMLA-triggering situations. Those […]

25 May 2022

Making the Move from Michigan to Florida? Learn...

Each year, clients evaluate whether they would be better served to move their legal domicile to Florida. Many clients are drawn to Florida not just for the sun and sand, but also for the favorable tax rules and other things that Florida has to offer. Florida’s tax system is very appealing to those who have […]