Category Legal Updates

What to do when the EEOC comes knocking?

By Randall A. Pentiuk Has your co-op ever received a charge of employment discrimination? Such charges are often filed by co-op employees after termination. The terminated employee contacts the equal employment opportunity commission EEOC or a state civil rights commission and files a charge. Charges often allege the employer discriminated against employee because of race, […]

The Convict Next Door: New Rules on Convictions affect all Cooperatives

  By Randall A. Pentiuk, Esq. and Kerry L. Morgan, Esq.   On April 4, 2016, the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a Guidance on the application of the Fair Housing Act to Cooperatives and other housing providers.  The Guidance notes that a greater percentage […]

Wyandotte Attorney April E. Knoch selected as a Super Lawyer 2012 Michigan Rising Star

Wyandotte Attorney April E. Knoch selected as a Super Lawyer 2012 Michigan Rising Star Wyandotte, Michigan, September 13 – April Knoch, an Associate Attorney with the Wyandotte firm of Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, has been named to the Michigan Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Michigan for 2012.  Each year, […]

Urgent National Update for Cooperatives

By Randall A. Pentiuk, Esq. Unless Congress miraculously acts in a bi-partisan manner, the federal government will be forced to have automatic 8.4% across the board spending cuts beginning January 1, 2013. All government assisted cooperatives should start to plan for the likely event that these cuts become a reality. What HUD will do and […]

HUD Secretary Donovan Announces New Regulations to Ensure Equal Access to Housing for All Americans Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

By Randall A. Pentiuk, Esq. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced recently new regulations intended to ensure that HUD’s core housing programs are open to all eligible persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Donovan previewed the announcement at the 24th National Conference on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality. […]

HUD Update

By Randall A. Pentiuk, Esq. HUD Update, March 13, 2012 HUD Funding: The Congressional “Super Committee” was tasked with coming up with $1.5 trillion in debt savings over a ten year period.  Their failure to do so, has forced agencies, such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  to implement mandatory budget cuts […]