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Legislation that prevents child marriage

September 21, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation on Tuesday that prevents child marriage. The bills raise the minimum age to marry in Michigan to 18.

The bills also prevent parents and guardians from consenting to a minor’s marriage.

Read more at Fox17

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Tip-pooling scheme

September 19, 2023

Owner of Barrio Tacos GR accused of 'tip-pooling scheme,' owes employees backpay

The owner of a West Michigan-based taco place is facing a lawsuit from the federal government over allegedly requiring some employees to give up tip money that would later be distributed to kitchen employees.

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12 things you only know if you’re a law student

September 18, 2023

‘A will can be written on the inside of an eggshell’

From learning the difference between academic and practical law, to discovering inaccuracies in TV dramas, law students and graduates share things they found out during their studies

Read more at The Guardian

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Digital ID Cards

September 13, 2023

Digital ID Cards Spread Across US States With Range of New Uses

A growing number of US states are letting residents prove their identity digitally, offering a more modern method than physical credentials for purchasing age-restricted products, seeking government benefits, or even checking in at the polls.

Read more at Bloomberg Law

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