Items Tagged with 'Varnum Law'


Paid medical leave on horizon for qualified workers

New law will require employers with 50 or more employees to provide benefit.

February 22, 2019
Some Michigan employers soon will have to adhere to a new medical leave law. Read More

Making sure wellness programs comply with the law

Taxation, discrimination and reward thresholds are some of the areas companies must consider.

May 30, 2014
Interest in wellness programs is on the rise around the country and in West Michigan as employers and employees face rising health insurance and medical care costs. Read More

Inside Track: Hoffius touts value of ‘fresh eyes’ in community planning process

Dirk Hoffius had a vision for the Grand River and downtown that took 20 years to come to fruition.

November 8, 2013
This year Dirk Hoffius was honored with the Community Foundation Philanthropy Award from the Council of Michigan Foundations. The award acknowledges a living individual or couple for service as both volunteer trustee and donor to help grow community philanthropy in Michigan on behalf of one or more community foundations. Read More

Varnum marks 125th year with plans for growth

October 11, 2013
When Robert Montgomery and McGeorge Bundy founded a law firm in the Ledyard Building on Ottawa Avenue NW in Grand Rapids in 1888, they likely had no idea what they had started. Read More

GR lawyer wins in court for wind farm developer

September 6, 2013
Forest Hill Energy, a Chicago wind energy developer, recently won a court order striking down parts of three Clinton County township ordinances meant to be more restrictive than the existing county zoning ordinance. Read More

Varnum wins $5.1M fees case against BCBSM

May 31, 2013
A federal judge ordered Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan on May 23 to pay back $5.1 million it collected in hidden fees while serving as third-party administrator for a self-insured employee health insurance plan. Read More

State targets sales record zappers

August 31, 2012

Any Michigan business owner tempted to underreport cash receipts with the use of “zapper” software had best beware: Since last week, simple possession of the software is good for a one-year minimum mandatory jail sentence plus severe financial penalties.

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