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Defining ‘Contractor’ Status Would Provide Some Relief for Workers

A new rule proposed by the Department of Labor could bring partial relief to businesses struggling to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout. It could also help millions of workers who are straining to maintain their livelihoods or attempting to find new ones.

For the first time in more than 80 years since the enactment of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a new proposed rule seeks to provide clarity on the definition of an “independent contractor” for general industry.

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This is important because it can be difficult for businesses to differentiate between employers and contractors, and extremely costly if they make the wrong

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Clean energy bills would provide new type of loans for Michigan homeowners

LANSING — Bills to expand clean energy loans in Michigan could see changes to beef up consumer protections. Bipartisan legislation recently before a state House committee would extend Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans to residential property owners.

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“There’s such savings to be had out there,” said bill sponsor, Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor. “And this tool, it’s just a great one for communities to have in their toolbox.”

But some groups are divided on whether the bills go far enough to protect the people they are aimed at helping. Mainly, low income residents.

Local governments would be able to provide financing to residents to adopt property assessment programs and create districts to promote the use of renewable energy systems and other energy efficient improvements and environmental projects. The loans would then be repaid, and include a lien on the owner’s property. Communities would have to opt in

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Choose the Best Driveway Contractors and They Will Provide You With Better Pathways

Did you know that as a homeowner, you have control over how your property looks? Even though you may be concerned about the interior and may a few exterior items, you need to pay special attention to how your pavement looks as well. Even something as minor as the sidewalk and personal streets that lead into your property can play a large factor in how good your property looks. These can also play a large factor in how much your property appraises for. You don’t have to leave things as they are. If you want to do something different so that everything works together with your home’s appearance, don’t forget to hire some driveway contractors.

In addition to making your home look more unique, it can also provide a more stable pathway for your vehicle and visitors. Cracks and other issues that can affect the integrity of these pathways can … Read More