Avoid fines in a data breach: Be sure you’re PCI Compliant


Are you ready?

Over the years, the efforts around data security have moved from understanding how to tear the carbon paper on the sales draft in half without getting your fingers dirty to making sure your systems (both physical and digital) are built in such a way to protect your customer’s data from the bad guys.

Michigan is a top state for slip-and-fall accidents; here are prevention tips

Now that winter is upon us, ask yourself: As an employer, am I being proactive enough when it comes to preventing slip and fall injuries?

Obviously those types of injuries go up with the advent of ice,

Lame duck recap

Legislature wraps up, heads home for the year

Around 8 a.m. Friday morning the legislature wrapped up a marathon four weeks of lame duck session – the longest in Michigan history.

Increased hires, sales shape a strong November

November continued the positive sales trend for Michigan retailers, according to the monthly Retail Index survey that Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) conducts in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch.

Defying perceptions: Retail is not dying. Retail is changing.


Retail apocalypse.
Retail meltdown.
Retail collapse.

Tired of hearing these overdramatic descriptions every time a big box store or restaurant chain goes belly up?

William Hallan: Keeping up with shoplifters is a common frustration

Perhaps the most famous shoplifting incident occurred when an 8-year-old boy, who was left home alone while his family traveled to Paris for Christmas, stole a toothbrush that wasn’t clearly approved by the American Dental Association.

James Hallan: Year-End Musings

Thank you for your membership. As we close out the year, I thought I’d share random year-end musings.

The voters have spoken and Michigan has a new sheriff in town.

Dearborn Sausage Company: In his own words

Dearborn Sausage Company, located just outside of Detroit, was founded in 1946 by Victor Kosch. Victor immigrated from Hungary, where he grew up in an orphanage, to pursue the American Dream.

Michigan Marihuana Act: 5 things employers should know

Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.

On Nov. 6, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, the Marihuana Legalization Initiative. Among other things, the initiated law makes marihuana legal under state and local law for adults 21 years of age or older,

Top 3 items we’re watching in lame duck

Lame duck session churning along at full speed

Two weeks down, two weeks to go. Legislators returned after the election for four weeks of session before the end of the year that is known as lame duck session.