Joe Mills

What are the new ICE guidelines for international students?

On Monday July 6, 2020 ICE announced update guidelines for international students amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. They are effective immediately. The guidelines rescinded the temporary guidelines place in response to the COVID-19 crises that allowed international students to take online classes while remaining in the US or returning to their home country while maintaining their

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Will I Lose My Job If I File for Bankruptcy?

No government employer may deny employment to or terminate the employment of an individual solely because he or she has filed for bankruptcy. No private employer may terminate the employment of an individual solely because he or she has filed for bankruptcy. No private employer may discriminate with respect to employment against an individual solely

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Proving the Injury

By: Ali R. Baghdadi, Esq. Workers Compensation The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Act applies to anyone who is injured within the course and scope of their employment. To qualify for benefits, the injury must have happened while the employee was doing work for the employer; the location is less relevant. Most injuries that occur on the

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The new DACA ruling by the Supreme Court

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of DACA recipients. The Supreme Court concluded that the Trump Administration unlawfully ended the DACA program. This means that the 2012 Obama Administration DACA policy is restored in full. The program protects undocumented immigrants from deportation and allows them to work legally in the

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Will I Be Able to Get a Student Loan After I File for Bankruptcy?

A governmental unit that operates a student loan program or a business that makes loans under a student loan program may not deny a student loan to a person that is or has been a debtor in bankruptcy. They also may not deny a student loan to a person on the basis of being associated

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For Most Claimants, The ALJ Hearing Process Is A Nerve-Racking Experience!

By: Ali R. Baghdadi, Esq. Social Security Believe it or not, one of the most common mistakes a disability claimant can make during a hearing is failing to answer the question asked by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). For most claimants, the hearing process is a nerve-racking experience. Let’s face it, many of us ramble

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How Does an Attorney Get Paid in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

When you file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court appoints a Trustee to administer your case. You make payments to the Trustee, and the Trustee makes payments to your creditors. Your first payment to the Trustee is due within thirty days of the filing of your case. The money you pay to the Trustee

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New Changes to the No-Fault System and New Policies Coming in July (Part 3)

New Changes to the No-Fault System and New Policies Coming in July Part 3 – Managed Care Options                 Many changes are coming under the no-fault reform that was passed last year. I previously discussed some of the changes taking place here (Part One) and (Part Two) where we discussed the new limits for personal

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Retaliation Against Employees Filing for Michigan Worker’s Compensation

By: Ali R. Baghdadi, Esq. Workers Compensation Workers’ Compensation is not a perfect system and it can be downright unfair. However, the Michigan Workers Disability Compensation Act prohibits employers from retaliating against their employees for filing for workers’ compensation after suffering a workplace injury. Many of our clients’ main concern is whether they will be

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Part 2: New Changes to the No-Fault System and New Policies Coming in July

New Changes to the No-Fault System and New Policies Coming in JulyWith the shutdown of the state and Michigan still reeling from the coronavirus, some may have forgotten about some of the many changes that are coming under the no-fault reform that was passed last year. In particular, insurance companies will now have had time

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