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Read all of the Return to School Safe Start Plans for Macomb County Schools

Macomb County school districts have adopted their Return to Learn School Plans for the 2020-2021 school year, which begins this week for some and next week for many others. Below are the plans for the Macomb County school districts. Anchor Bay – wi… Read More
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New Law Helps Bridge Gap Between Law Enforcement and Those Who Have Difficulty Communicating

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed a bill into law which helps bridge the communications gap between law enforcement and those who have difficulty communicating. House Bill 5541 and Senate Bills 278 and 279 together allow an individual applyin… Read More
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Financial Support Allocated to Help School Districts Weather Economic Impact of COVID-19

On June 30, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Safe Schools Return to Learn School Roadmap, a guide that helps districts create plans for in-person learning in the fall. The Roadmap outlines the safety protocols for schools to implement in eac… Read More
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Important CDC School Reopening Recommendations Are Worth Reading

Why you should read the Centers for Disease Control school reopening recommendations for yourself and not rely on paraphrased social media posts for important recommendations. Read More
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What is the Federal FOIA and Why is it Important?

The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966, was the first law that gave Americans the right to access the records of federal agencies. What is the federal FOIA and why is it important? Why would someone make a federal FOIA request… Read More
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Is It Against The Law To Skip the U.S. Census?

By now, some of you have already received notice from the United States Census Bureau requesting that you take the time to answer their questions. If you haven’t yet received anything, expect a packet soon. The Census Bureau projects that every U.S… Read More
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Know Your Rights and Liabilities When Using Dog Parks

For pet owners, dog parks are a welcome reprieve from leashes, fenced-in yards, and kennels. Dog parks, or off-leash areas, are designated (and typically enclosed) spaces where pets socialize and exercise. There are already several dog parks open in… Read More
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Cyberbullies Face Misdemeanor Charges, Fines, and Jail Time if Caught in Michigan

If you use an electronic device to bully someone in Michigan, you could face misdemeanor charges. Read More
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Sixth Circuit Holds That Limiting Discussion at Public Meetings to Relevant Issues and Removing Disruptive Audience Does Not Violate Constitution

O’Reilly Rancilio attorneys Marc Kaszubski and Nathan Petrusak successfully defended the City of Sterling Heights in a federal court challenge involving the Open Meetings Act. The case (Youkhanna, et al. v. City of Sterling Heights, et al. No. 18-1… Read More
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5G Wireless Connectivity Will Come at a Steep Price for Most Communities

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) updated its infrastructure policy to encourage the private sector to invest in 5G networks. Local community officials believe the regulatory process is important, and the FCC is taking away local control. Read More
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Sep
23
O’Reilly Rancilio attorney Scott Ruark was quoted on Fox 2 News on Sept. 22 for a story on a case involving a his client, a Wayne city employee, who was the allege… Read More
Aug
10
Linda McGrail, a shareholder with O’Reilly Rancilio P.C. in Sterling Heights, was recently selected as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law.” The a… Read More
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Sep
24
Did you know that certain business owners considering employee layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic (and most other reasons) may be required by law to give the affec… Read More
Sep
21
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) recently issued COVID-19 “general duty” citations to 19 businesses with violations for failin… Read More
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