On the Case: Local attorneys face big cases this year

Sleepy northern Michigan is a misnomer when it comes to the courtroom. Cases involving OxyContin, Roundup, and controversial downstate attorney Geoffrey Fieger all have local connections, some with potentially big legal consequences. The rise of high-profile cases could be linked to a sea change of the local...

Accounting Steps Up: Three firms embrace tech, services to lure clients

Math nerds. Quiet, sit-in-a-corner types. Dull and boring. Accountants fight stereotypes like these and more. Or not. At the business school Golden Gate University, there’s pushback against such stereotypes. On its website, it says: “Think of an accountant like a FitBit® for management and investors. Accountants give...

Does Michigan Law Prohibit Discrimination Against LGBT Employees?

Does Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act protect gay and transgender people from employment discrimination? It is a question which has been hotly debated in 2018. This past May, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission interpreted the term “sex” within the act to include sexual orientation and gender...

Recruiting? Make Your First Offer Your Best One

Several years ago, I was recruiting for a professional-level position. This was a search that took several months. The job market was becoming tighter, and finding the correct skill set and fit was challenging. The great news was that we had a candidate the search...