Environmental/Aug 6, 2020

Michigan Adopts New Drinking Water PFAS Standards

New Michigan drinking water standards for seven (7) per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) took effect on August 3, 2020. The acronym “PFAS” is generally used to refer to a large group of chemicals that have been used in the United States and throughout the world in a variety of applications – firefighting foams, waterproofing of ... Read More
Corporate & Business/Jul 28, 2020

Elasticity of Quantity Terms in Supply Contracts: Reconciling UCC 2-201 and 2-306

The Michigan Court of Appeals in a recently published court opinion re-opens issues of indefinite quantity terms in supply contracts. The published case at issue is Cadillac Rubber & Plastics v Tubular Metal Systems, Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 34551 (February 11, 2020). The blanket purchase orders issued by buyer in this case provided ... Read More
Agriculture/Jul 28, 2020

Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency Phasing Out Caregiver Sales to Licensed Marijuana Facilities

On June 22, 2020 Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) updated an advisory bulletin that announced a phase out of its relaxed enforcement of the prohibition against primary caregivers selling medical marijuana to licensed medical marijuana growers and processors. Prior to March 1, 2020 the MRA had stated that it will not pursue disciplinary action against ... Read More
Firm News/Jun 9, 2020

GGTM Re-Opening

On March 24, Executive Order 2020-21 closed Gielow, Groom, Terpstra & McEvoy’s main office at 281 Seminole Road, Norton Shores, Michigan. Since then, our attorneys, paralegals and staff have been working remotely and limiting in-person visits to our office for essential purposes only. Subsequent Executive Orders have loosened restrictions on office work allowing us to ... Read More
Corporate & Business/May 13, 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Provides Support for Individuals

On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law. This extensive act provides much needed assistance to those struggling due to the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 shutdowns. There are numerous provisions both businesses and individuals should be aware of to fully benefit from the CARES ... Read More
General News/Apr 8, 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Provides Support for Businesses

On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law. This extensive act provides much needed assistance to those struggling due to the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 shutdowns. There are numerous provisions that both businesses and individuals should be aware of to fully benefit from the ... Read More
Corporate & Business/Apr 3, 2020

Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidance Regarding Exemptions from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Department of Labor has issued additional guidance in the form of FAQs regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s paid sick leave provisions contained in the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (summarized here). Included in this additional guidance are more answers regarding employees on furlough or ... Read More
General News/Mar 26, 2020

“Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order Closes Certain Michigan Businesses

On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer announced executive order 2020-21 (the “Order”) which temporarily closes certain businesses in Michigan. The Order is scheduled to lapse at midnight on April 13, 2020. What business activities are not prohibited by the Order? The Order generally prohibits all in-person business activity but exempts certain critical infrastructure workers. “Critical ... Read More
General News/Mar 26, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law

On March 18, 2020 President Trump signed an updated version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) passed by the Senate. The FFCRA’s main effects on businesses are likely to come from two parts: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA). When do the Families ... Read More

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