Regarding the Michigan Professional Investigator Licensure Act, I have 3 questions:
1. In the paragraph below describing exemptions, does "bona fide employer-employee relationship" include a person working at a business on a corp-to-corp 1099 contract?
MCL 338.824 (4)(a) A person employed exclusively and regularly by an employer in connection with the affairs of the employer only, if there exists a bona fide employer-employee relationship for which the employee is reimbursed on a salary basis.
2. Would a person working on full-time basis as a contractor for a (non-licensed) business performing computer forensics on exclusively in-house company data only meet the qualifications in MCL 338.826(6)(f)(v) (below.)
3. Would activities listed in Question 2 be considered a felony - in other words, would submitting the app to the licensing bureau and admitting to these activities be construed as admission to wrongdoing?
MCL 338.826(6)(f)(v) Lawfully engaged in the investigation business as a full-time proprietary or in-house investigator employed by a business or attorney, or as an investigative reporter employed by a recognized media outlet, acceptable to the department. This subdivision does not include individuals employed by educational or charitable institutions who are solely engaged in academic, consulting, educational, instructional, or research activities.
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