Monthly Archives: April 2016

C&G’s Tip of the Week: Myth Busters Edition!

Many people regard the basic “Revocable Living Trust” as the holy grail of estate planning: it seemingly appears from the heavens and eliminates all potential estate issues. Let’s bust this myth! There are a number of things that most do not realize about this type of trust. ONE of the principal considerations is that the

Detroit-based funeral home facing heat for firing transgender employee!

The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit against a Detroit-based funeral home for unlawfully firing a transgender employee on the basis of the funeral homes’ religious beliefs. According to the suit, RG & GR Harris Funeral Home Inc. fired Aimee Stephens, formerly Anthony Stephens, after she announced her decision to present herself and dress as a

Employers: Make your list and check it twice!

Are you prepared for changes to overtime regulations? We’ve been tracking the proposed rule changes for overtime exempt employees concerning “white-collar workers” for quite some time now. As a refresher, the proposed regulations will drastically increase the number of employees entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It’s a good idea

Keeping your hands out of the cookie jar: does your nonprofit have a conflict of interest policy?

The IRS has an oversight role regarding charitable organizations- nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status. Accordingly, we consistently remind founders and directors of nonprofits: not only do you have to work to obtain tax-exempt status, but you also must work to KEEP it. One of the major components to ensuring you do not jeopardize your status

Having Alzheimer’s not enough to invalidate a Will??

Check out this interesting case where the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the validity of a Will executed while the Creator suffered from Alzheimer’s! Shortly after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia at the age of 60, Jeanette executed a Will. The Will disinherited Jeanette’s two daughters, left the entire estate to her brother and his

Voidable Contracts: What’s done in the dark comes to the light!

As long as you get someone to sign a contract, they are obligated and there’s nothing they can do about it, right? Well, in typical lawyer fashion, the answer is: IT DEPENDS. There is a concept in the law referred to as a “voidable” contract. This means that a court can allow a party to

Check out the C&G Quarterly Newsletter!!!

It’s here! The C&G Quarterly: Spring Edition! In this edition, you will read about what’s in the works at C&G, a few key pieces of legislation that will impact a number of us and learn about the winner of our Client Spotlight. Hurry! Click here to check it out! *Please be sure to read the