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Open for Business? You Need a Preparedness Plan

Dirk Beamer reviews mandatory requirements and key considerations for Michigan businesses bringing employees back into the workplace. Read More
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Supreme Court Protects LG…

Supreme Court Protects LGBTQIA Workers

In a much-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court last week ruled that Title VII of the United States Code (i.e, the federal statute that prohibits workplace discrimination based on sex) protects LGBTQIA workers. In short, this means em… Read More
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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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A Fine Line

A Fine Line

Faced with a dramatically altered economic landscape and a scramble to preserve cash, many companies have implemented across the board pay cuts. Assuming there is no contract or collective bargaining agreement preventing cuts, there’s generally no… 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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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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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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Now You Know It: Special…

Now You Know It: Special Edition

On Monday, we shared an update on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that had been approved by the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate. The Senate has since passed a modified version of the Act, and President Trump has signed it… Read More
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Now You Know It: Special…

Now You Know It: Special Edition

Late last week, with support from the White House, the House of Representatives passed a comprehensive bill that would increase government funding to combat the spread of the coronavirus, while also providing greater workplace protections for America… Read More
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