- May 10, 2012Automation Alley Newsletter - Recent Developments at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionMay 1, 2012April 18, 2012Labor and Employment - Courts Throw Wrenches in NLRB's Poster Requirement: Posting Requirement is Now on HoldMarch 30, 2012March 22, 2012Health Care - $1.5 Million Settlement with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Alleged Privacy and Security Rule Violations is Yet Another Reminder to Develop HIPAA Compliance ProceduresMarch 16, 2012March 8, 2012March 5, 2012March 5, 2012February 23, 2012February 22, 2012Now Is the Time to Review Michigan Property Tax Assessment for Industrial or Commercial Properties to Avoid Excessive Property Tax PaymentsFebruary 2, 2012January 27, 2012Butzel Long Client Alert - Court finds recourse liability against a guarantor due to borrower insolvencyJanuary 13, 2012January 5, 2012Client Alert - Labor & Employment - President Obama Makes Three Recess Appointments To The National Labor Relations BoardJanuary 1, 2012Automation Alley Newsletter - New Michigan Law Changes Certain Eligibility Criteria for Unemployment BenefitsDecember 28, 2011Client Alert - Labor & Employment - National Labor Relations Board Postpones – Again – The Effective Date For The Posting of Its Employee Rights NoticeFor the National Labor Relations Board, 2011 has been a year of controversial actions. Yet, on December 23rd, the NLRB announced that it was postponing – for the second time – the effective date of one of its most controversial actions in 2011: its new rule requiring all employers to post a "Notification Of Employee Rights Under The National Labor Relations Act."December 27, 2011Client Alert - Labor & Employment - New Michigan Law Changes Certain Eligibility Criteria for Unemployment BenefitsAmendments to the Michigan Employment Security Act were signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder on Monday, December 19, 2011, and became effective at that time. Notable provisions in the amendments include several changes to the eligibility criteria for unemployment benefits.December 23, 2011Jump to PageClient Alert - Investment Management - SEC Adopts Final Dodd-Frank Definition of Accredited InvestorOn December 21, 2011, the Securities and Exchange commission ("SEC") adopted amendments to its rules in order to conform its definition of an "accredited investor" to the requirements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act"). Release No. 33-9287, December 21, 2011, available at http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2011/33-9287.pdf. The Dodd-Frank Act requires that the value of a person's primary residence be excluded from the net worth calculation used to determine the person's "accredited investor" status for purposes of determining eligibility for investing in certain securities offerings that are exempt from registration. The prior rule defined "accredited investor" to include a person with a net worth of $1 million, including the value of the person's primary residence.December 22, 2011On December 21, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board adopted a final rule that amends the process for union representation elections. Employers had criticized the proposed rule as permitting labor unions to engage in "ambush elections."