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Labor Law Link (January 2009)

January 20, 2009

Medical Marihuana Act: Overview of the Law and Effect on Employers

In November 2008, Michigan voters approved Proposal I - The Medical Marihuana Act. The Act was effective December 4, 2008. read more...

Shortened Workweeks And Reduced Salaries

During the current economic crisis, employers are looking at each and every available tool to manage labor costs. For more information about Varnum's upcoming seminar on managing labor costs, please view the final article. read more...

Pro-Union Congresswoman to Head Department of Labor

President-elect Obama has selected Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA) as Secretary of the Department of Labor. read more...

New Health Care Reporting Requirements

Health care plans must begin filing information on health plan participants and beneficiaries who are eligible or potentially eligible for Medicare coverage. read more...

The Opportunity to Resign. More Valuable Than Ever?

When you decide to terminate an employee, consider offering the opportunity to resign. read more...

Consider an Annual (Ph)iduciary Physical For Your Retirement Plan

2008 was a landmark year for retirement plan fiduciaries, and we encourage you to examine your plan sponsor and fiduciary. read more...

A Break For Employers on UI Benefits for Military Spouses

The Michigan Legislature has passed bills regarding benefits for individuals resigning from employment to follow family members who are reassigned geographically by the U.S. Armed Forces. read more...

Immigration Law Update

A look at various revisions and changes to immigration laws, including 2010 H-1B visas, the revised Form I-9 from USCIS, document requirements for ports of entry and the H-2A program. read more...

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