Archive: May 2016

  • Jury Awards Damages and Sends a Message to an Unclaimed Property Firm

    May 19, 2016

    (May 19, 2016) Without our client’s authorization, Unclaimed Property Recovery & Reporting, LLC and UPRR Securities, LLC (“UPRR”) exchanged 247,000 shares of our client’s stock in a company called JDS Uniphase, Corp., for 30,850 new shares. They also, again without the client’s authorization, sold 5,326 of those new shares for $64,391.34, pocketing $55,991.81 of the […]

  • Michigan Supreme Court Recognizes Municipalities’ Right to Adopt Local Prevailing Wage Ordinances

    May 18, 2016

    On May 17, 2016, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in Associated Builders and Contractors v City of Lansing that local municipalities have the right to adopt local ordinances that govern the wages paid to third-party employees working on municipal construction contracts. The Court’s ruling overturned a nearly 100 year old case which had been used […]

  • DOL Overtime Rule Finally Announced

    May 18, 2016

    On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule updating the regulations governing the exemption of executive, administrative, and professional employees from the minimum wage and overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This rule will go into effect December 1, 2016 and is estimated to extend the […]

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes Julie Blindauer

    May 17, 2016

    (May 17, 2016) Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Julie Blindauer has joined the firm as a summer associate. Blindauer currently attends Notre Dame Law School where she anticipates receiving a Juris Doctor in May 2017. Her volunteer activities include serving as an applicant interviewer for the Yale Ambassadors/Alumni Schools Committee and tutoring high […]

  • Buschle Joins Mary Free Bed Foundation Community Engagement Committee

    May 16, 2016

    (May 17, 2016) Martin Buschle of Rhoades McKee will serve on the committee to raise awareness for the Mary Free Bed Hospital Foundation.  According to the website, The Mary Free Bed Foundation secures resources to support the hospital’s mission of restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.  The staff and services are designed to return people […]

  • webinar: Employment Contract ABC’s: Avoid Big Mistakes and Embrace Best Practices

    May 12, 2016

    session three Hosted by:  Rhoades McKee and Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance Join us for a case-study style review of how and when an employer should or shouldn’t use a non-competition or a severance agreement. In this complimentary webinar we will cover: Basic elements of a non-competition agreement – what does and doesn’t work How […]

  • OSHA Online Injury Reporting Rule Finalized

    May 12, 2016

    On May 11, 2016, OSHA announced final changes to its rules governing reporting of workplace injuries.  The new reporting rules will kick in for submissions due July 1, 2017.  While the new guidelines do not change who or what needs to be reported to OSHA, the method of reporting has changed for larger employers and […]

  • Webinar: Add it up! Do you need an affirmative Action Program?

    May 11, 2016

    session two Join us for a review of Federal Contractor coverage rules and updates on contractor equipment. In this complimentary webinar we will cover: How to determine if you are a federal contractor subject to OFCCP directives Affirmative Action Plans – who needs them and what’s in them Status of new requirements for pay transparency […]

  • Webinar: Does Your Employee Handbook Pass the Test?

    May 10, 2016

    Session one Handbooks are great tools when they are up-to-date and actually used by an employer. Join us as we review agency guidance and trends to help you build upon strengths and identify weaknesses in your own handbook. In this complimentary webinar we will cover: Essential policies Recent developments What not to put in your […]

  • Jury Protects West Michigan Business With “No Cause” Verdict in Sales Commission Dispute

    May 6, 2016

    (May 11, 2016) Doing business “on your word” and with a hand shake is nothing new. Many businesses trust that those they do business with will treat them fairly and live up to their end of the deal. Unfortunately, that does not always happen and, when a dispute arises, it often comes down to a […]