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New Developments with Non-Competes: NLRB GC Asserts that Non-Compete Agreements Violate National Labor Relations Act

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) recently issued an enforcement memorandum (GC Memo 23-08), asserting that particular non-compete provisions in employment contracts and severance agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act (Act). While not legally binding, this…

Churches Can Get Paid For Renewable Energy Investments Via Inflation Reduction Act

Most churches only worry about their tax-exempt status. As long as they don’t have to pay money to Uncle Sam, they’re happy. But what if Uncle Sam was willing to pay your church to help with his green energy initiatives.…

CFPB Opposition Grows thanks to Small Business Lending Rule

As I wrote recently, the Supreme Court will have an opportunity to kill off the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) next term when it considers the Fifth Circuit’s decision striking down the CFPB’s funding mechanism as a violation of the…

How to Optimize Vendor Agreements for Your Michigan Small Business

No business can run successfully without at least some outside support. Even the biggest companies, with hundreds of thousands of employees, still engage armies of outside vendors to get work done.  Small businesses in Michigan also rely on networks of…
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