Publications

  • Understanding the Legal Risk for Healthcare Providers Regarding Controlled Substances

    February 19, 2024

    Controlled substances are medications that are regulated by the federal government. They include opioids, benzodiazepines, and stimulants. Over the last 25 years, controlled substances have come under increasing regulatory scrutiny, in part because of the opioid epidemic, and in part because the medical and scientific community has learned more about the risks associated with prescribing […]

  • Rhoades McKee Obtains Complete Dismissal of LARA Administrative Complaint

    February 12, 2024

    The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has considerable power to issue sanctions against healthcare providers under Michigan law. Once LARA files an administrative complaint against an individual healthcare provider, it is unusual for LARA to dismiss such a complaint without administering a sanction. Therefore, Rhoades McKee attorney, Douglas Vanden Berge, was pleased when […]

  • New Reporting Requirements for Businesses Under the Corporate Transparency Act

    October 19, 2023

    Beginning on January 1, 2024, your business may have new reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”). On September 29, 2022, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued a final rule implementing the CTA’s beneficial ownership reporting provisions. The final rule requires anyone who is considered a “beneficial owner” or “company applicant” of […]

  • Back to School Essentials – Estate Planning Documents for College Students

    August 18, 2023

    As many parents help their college students pack for a dorm room or apartment, they are focused on the obvious essentials like a mini fridge, laptop, bedding, and cleaning supplies. Have you ever stopped to consider that as your children turn 18 they become legal adults? Our laws afford 18-year-olds more freedom and responsibility while […]

  • COUNTING THE (HOLI)DAYS: Department of Labor Confirms FMLA Leave Calculation for Weeks that Include Holidays

    June 7, 2023

    The Department of Labor recently issued an opinion clarifying when a holiday counts against an employee’s leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Although the opinion isn’t ground-breaking (indeed it restates what the regulations say and how the Act has been enforced), it’s still a good reminder of how to properly calculate intermittent FMLA […]

  • National Labor Relations Board WADES INTO NON-COMPETE DEBATE

    June 1, 2023

    Financial Danger Ahead! Despite the fact that non-compete and non-solicitation agreements are specifically allowed by statute in the vast majority of the States, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is poised to challenge the legality of many such agreements as a violation of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”). In an […]

  • Michigan’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency Proposes Changes to Cannabis Licensing Requirements

    May 30, 2023

    Michigan’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) recently proposed amendments to the state’s Marihuana Rules that (if adopted) will change not only the licensure requirements that new applicants must meet, but could also create hurdles for existing licensees seeking renewal of their licenses. The proposed rules would impact different aspects of the current regulatory scheme, including licensing […]

  • The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Does Not Mean It’s Back to Business as Usual for Employers

    May 19, 2023

    It Ain’t Over ‘Till It’s Over! The Federal Government ended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on May 11, 2023. Many employers viewed the end of the emergency with anticipation and the hope that after three long years, they could finally return to business as usual and treat COVID issues other than periodic bouts of COVID-related […]

  • National Labor Relations Board Changes Settlement Landscape

    February 27, 2023

    Time to Revamp Your Employee Severance and Release Agreements! On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a decision that greatly alters the landscape relating to settlement agreements between Employers and Employees. In McLaren Macomb and Local 40 RN Staff Council, Office and Professional Employees, International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, Case 07-CA-26304, the […]

  • Rhoades McKee Files Amicus Brief Seeking to Protect Michigan Auto Accident Victims

    February 20, 2023

    Rhoades McKee attorney Stephen Hulst recently filed an amicus brief with the Michigan Supreme Court in the case of Andary v USAA. The Andary case involves challenges to certain provisions of Michigan’s no-fault reform law that was passed in June 2019. As part of the reform, the Michigan Legislature imposed new fee caps and limitations […]

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