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  • Whitmer vetoes legislation expanding and clarifying immunity for health care providers

    August 12, 2020

    On August 10, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed Senate Bill 899 that would have amended the Emergency Management Act (EMA) to expand and clarify the scope of qualified immunity provided to health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, Senate Bill 899 would have extended the period of qualified immunity to January 20, […]

  • What Taxes Are Associated With an Inheritance?

    August 11, 2020

    There are three general types of tax: Estate tax is a tax imposed on the value of the estate of a deceased person before distribution to the heirs Inheritance tax is a tax imposed on a person who inherits property or money Gift tax is a tax imposed on the transfer of money or property to another person […]

  • Affiliate of Midwest Fastener Acquires Hy-Ko Products Company

    August 6, 2020

    Rhoades McKee represented Hy-Ko Products Company LLC, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in purchasing substantially all assets of Hy-Ko Products Company, of Northfield, Ohio. Hy-Ko Products Company LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Midwest Fastener Corp., a Michigan-based fastener manufacturer that offers the industry’s most recognizable products, including nuts, bolts, anchors, deck & drywall screws, and specialty […]

  • Can an employer mandate that an exposed employee be tested for COVID-19?

    August 5, 2020

    #askrm is a brief video series created to answer your questions and to help employers navigate employee expectations and employment programs while also complying with Executive Order Guidelines as well as state and federal employment regulations. We encourage you to submit questions so that we can focus on the issues most important to our employer […]

  • The Future of Work: Tackling the Challenges of Remote Work

    August 4, 2020

    Remote work presents numerous employment challenges relating to such things as employee productivity, the privacy of both employers’ and clients’/customers’ data, cybersecurity, time-keeping, and compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. During COVID-19 and beyond, employers will have to balance these concerns together with those relating to reintroducing employees to the workplace. This session will […]

  • Growth with Strategic Acquisitions: Build Your Playbook

    August 4, 2020

    Economic conditions in Michigan can continue to favor organizational growth through acquisition.  This session will provide real-life applications and strategies to help identify and manage the next organizational growth opportunity and understand how to adjust as buyers and sellers under current market conditions. Impact of COVID-19 on sourcing Structuring and financing the deal Conducting an […]

  • Protect Your College Student with an Estate Plan

    August 3, 2020

    A typical college-bound student’s packing list will include various “essential items” such as a mini-fridge, laptop computer, cell phone, clothes, and shower shoes.  An estate plan is probably the most “essential” item that will protect your college student and provide you peace of mind. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have expressed concern […]

  • May an employee return to work if someone in his/her household has had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

    July 22, 2020

      #askrm is a brief video series created to answer your questions and to help employers navigate employee expectations and employment programs while also complying with Executive Order Guidelines as well as state and federal employment regulations. We encourage you to submit questions so that we can focus on the issues most important to our […]

  • What Businesses Need to Know About Michigan’s Mask Mandate

    July 16, 2020

    As positive cases of COVID-19 rise, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expanded the previous recommendation-only directive for use of a face mask to a mandate. Now, businesses open to the public must refuse entry or service to those not wearing a mask. The order also requires that masks be worn in crowded outdoor spaces, and individuals are […]

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