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February 14, 2020

Bodman PLC Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Donovan S. Asmar, Julia C. Massaro, and Christine L. Phillips have been admitted as members of the firm. Phillips was previously a senior attorney and Asmar and Massaro were previously senior associates with ...

Promote a strong, honorable culture by striving for ≠ethical excellence

February 14, 2020

Jim Nortz, BridgeTower Media Newswires In recent months, AT&T has been blanketing the airwaves with its latest advertising campaign featuring a variety of professionals who don’t quite make the grade. These include a surgeon who has “almost” ...

Bank should provide strategic insight, not just rate, terms

February 14, 2020

Charles J. Vita, BridgeTower Media Newswires When engaging in a discussion regarding business financing, does your bank engage in a strategic dialogue or do you just talk about the proposed interest rate and term of the loan? Business loans are a tool to ...

The joint employer paradox; a final federal rule arrives

February 14, 2020

Stephen Scott, BridgeTower Media Newswires As many businesses know, the question of whether someone is a joint employer rarely has a clear answer. Unfortunately, I am typically the bearer of bad news when it comes to this question, because it is usually posed ...

It's never enough: Government beneficiaries always want more

February 14, 2020

Jarrett Skorup, Mackinac Center for Public Policy The budget proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is $61.9 billion, a record high for the state of Michigan. The state budget in the Great Lakes State has risen by nearly $15 billion in the past decade (or $11 ...

Candidates say they want to build momentum with voters - but what is that actually worth?

February 14, 2020

Daniel Palazzolo and Ernest B. McGowen III, University of Richmond (THE CONVERSATION) — “We are the campaign with the strongest momentum in the state of New Hampshire,” Pete Buttigieg told a crowd in Nashua last week. “I’ve ...