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What are the Top Cybersecurity Threats?

Earlier this year, a massive cyberattack impacted millions of Microsoft users around the globe, including nine government agencies and 60,000 private companies in the United States. In another 2021 attack, a cybercriminal attempted to poison the wate… Read More
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Netflix Documentary on Painter Bob Ross Serves as a Cautionary Tale for Business Owners

“Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed” is a new Netflix documentary that focuses on the late artist’s life and the battle for the multimillion-dollar corporation that owns Ross’s name, likeness, and intellectual property. While also… Read More
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Is it a HIPAA violation to ask about the COVID-19 vaccine?

The pandemic has drummed up many questions surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including what it is and who it applies to. In particular, a number of employers have wondered if it is a HIPAA violation to ask a… Read More
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Safe Banking Act of 2021 Would Offer Protections for Financial Institutions that Serve Cannabis-Related Businesses

Newer federal legislation, if signed into law, would make it easier for depository institutions (banks, credit unions, and similar financial institutions) to provide banking services to legitimate cannabis-related businesses. The Safe (Secure and Fai… Read More
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How to Prepare Your Business for the Great Resignation Wave

Businesses that survived the pandemic may soon have another problem: a quarter of their staff may leave their jobs. According to a recent Microsoft report called “The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work – Are We Ready?” up to 41 percent of wor… Read More
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White House Proposes Limits to 1031 Exchange

Whenever you sell businesses or investment property and you have a gain, you generally have to pay tax on the gain at the time of sale. IRS Section 1031 provides an exception and allows you to postpone paying tax on the gain if you reinvest the proce… Read More
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What is a Non-Solicit Agreement?

President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order encouraging the Federal Trade Commission to limit or ban the use of non-compete agreements. In addition, there is a bill in Michigan’s legislature which, if signed into law, would create restri… Read More
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Is it Marijuana or Marihuana? The Reasons Behind the Two Spellings

The 2018 Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act decriminalizes the possession and use of marijuana by adults ages 21 and older in the state. The legalization of cannabis has prompted several legal questions for municipalities, employers, b… Read More
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What Happens to An Employee's Banked Vacation Time if He or She is Fired?

Termination of employer-employee relationships can be contentious, to say the least. Whether the relationship ends because of the words “You’re terminated,” “I’m quitting,” or somewhere in between, there are many questions that may arise… Read More
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White House Executive Order Encourages Federal Agencies to Ban or Limit Non-Compete Agreements

President Biden’s recently signed executive order encourages federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, to ban or limit the use of non-compete agreements. Business owners may use non-compete agreements in Michigan to protect trade se… Read More
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Oct
11
Attorney Sean M. Colonna has joined O’Reilly Rancilio P.C. as an associate in the firm’s estate planning, business law, and litigation and disputes practice area… Read More
Oct
6
O’Reilly Rancilio president and shareholder Charles “Chuck” Turnbull was quoted in the recent edition of “Super Lawyers Magazine,” a Crain’s Detroit Busi… Read More
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Oct
13
According to the Pew Research Center, 93 percent of U.S. residents use the internet, with three-in-ten U.S. adults stating that they are “almost constantly” onli… Read More
Oct
12
The House Ways and Means Committee recently introduced proposed changes to the estate, trust, and gift taxation laws that could have a tremendous impact on the tax t… Read More
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