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Workplace-Violence Prevention

  In the wake of recent tragedies involving workplace-violence victims, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will be offering free violence prevention seminars on May 10th  from 9:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and May 11th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.. The May 10th event will be hosted by Calvin College, at the Covenant […]

DLF Attorney Completes ICLE Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program

  Demorest Law Firm attorney Melissa Demorest LeDuc recently completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program and received a Certificate of Completion.  Melissa is now leading our firm’s estate planning practice, focusing on wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.  Contact her if you’re interested in creating a new estate […]

New House Bill Aims To Regulate Ride-Sharing

House Bill No. 4637 is aimed at Transportation Network Companies (“TNC’s”) which hold themselves out to the public as transportation for hire. Uber and Lyft are just two of the major players which will be affected by this bill, as any services which offer prearranged rides to the general public through internet services will be […]

Real Changes for Real Estate

Effective March 29, 2017, Article 25 of the Michigan Occupational Code (Code), 1980 PA 299, has been amended to allow for a series of regulations for Real Estate Brokers and sales personnel. These updated provisions cover a breadth of topics, ranging from allowing prelicensure courses to be completed through distance learning to requiring complaints against licensees […]

Oakland University Offering Free Seminar For Tech-Based Businesses April 25, 2017

If you own a tech-based business or are interested in starting one, you may want to sign up for an April 25, 2017 seminar at Macomb-OU Incubator entitled “An Introduction to Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.”  OU’s description of the event explains that the seminar “will help you navigate the wide range of resources the State of […]

Merchants May Pass On Credit-Card Processing Fees to Consumers

Excess credit-card fees may not come as a surprise to anyone who drives, as gas-stations have been charging credit card purchasers about  ten-cents more per gallon of gas for years. Since 2013, it has been legal in Michigan for merchants to charge consumers a surcharge of up to 4% on credit card purchases. Specifically, a […]

Michigan Passes New Bill To Address Video Treatment Of Patients

The advent of technology has opened many doors to medical practitioners interested in growing their practices and  reaching a larger number of patients. Michigan legislators have attempted to regulate this growing section of “telehealth” (video consultations) by signing SB 753 into law. This bill will take effect on March 21, 2017 and attempts to balance […]