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Safeguards to Protect Mic…

Safeguards to Protect Michigan's Workers

Last Thursday, Governor Whitmer issued two new Executive Orders of particular importance to Michigan employers. EO 2020-96 expands the list of industries permitted to operate in-person to include medical facilities, building trades, manufacturers and… Read More
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Coronavirus & ADA: A…

Coronavirus & ADA: A Balancing Act

As businesses large and small prepare to reopen, employers should remain mindful of their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (which covers companies with 15 or more employees). The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recen… Read More
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Where Do We (Re)Start?: Employer Considerations Post-Shutdown

Dirk Beamer discusses key legal and practical considerations for Michigan businesses bringing employees back to work following a layoff or shutdown caused by COVID-19. Read More
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The University Update

The University Update

There are only a handful of university presidents across the country who are also medical doctors, and Michigan boasts 4 of them: Oakland University’s Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D.; Wayne State University’s M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S.; Michigan State… Read More
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New Guidelines, New Norma…

New Guidelines, New Normal

In order to further slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Whitmer has replaced her initial “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. The new executive order, which is effective through April 30, maintains the limitations of the previous order, makes a few cl… Read More
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Documenting Leave When Pa…

Documenting Leave When Parents Stay Home

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), parents with children forced to stay home due to school or daycare closures may qualify for two weeks of paid sick leave and ten more weeks of extended family medical leave. Recently issued r… Read More
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Playing It Safe

Playing It Safe

As companies are continuing to navigate employees working from home, providing a reduction in services, and limiting hours of service or shutting down all together, these issues are compounded by the possibility that members of their workforce could… Read More
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State Shutdown and Paid S…

State Shutdown and Paid Sick Time

If you’ve followed our posts relative to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, you know we’ve been waiting for clarification from the Department of Labor (DOL) as to whether Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order closing non-essential busine… Read More
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Coronavirus Response & Business Shutdown: an Employer’s Guide

Dirk Beamer reviews the legal issues Michigan employers are facing in the time of Coronavirus. Coronavirus Response & Business Shutdown: an Employer's Guide Dirk Beamer discusses the challenges facing Michigan employers during the time of Co… Read More
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State Guidance for Employ…

State Guidance for Employers Contemplating Layoffs

On March 16, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-10, entitled “Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing,” which is effective through 11:59 pm on April 14, 2020. This Order suspends certain requirements and… Read More
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