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Biden’s Infrastructure…

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Boosts Labor Unions

What do roads and bridges have to do with labor unions? Quite a lot potentially. President Biden’s American Jobs Plan (a proposed two trillion-dollar investment in traditional steel and concrete infrastructure but also in job creation and labor law… Read More
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PRO Act & Right to Work

Dirk Beamer reviews a few details of the PRO Act and right-to-work laws Read More
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American Jobs Plan & Organized Labor

A quick breakdown from Dirk Beamer about the American Jobs Plan and organized labor. Read More
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One Size Rarely Fits All

One Size Rarely Fits All

I have never dazzled anyone with my physique. Lanky arms, narrow shoulders, and a giraffe-like neck. Not exactly central casting. Consequently, off the rack clothing tends to result in sleeves too short, shirts too baggy, and trousers sliding off the… Read More
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Expect MIOSHA-Style Workp…

Expect MIOSHA-Style Workplace Safety Rules to Go Nationwide

As Michigan businesses prepared to re-open following last spring’s COVID-19 lockdown, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued several executive orders requiring enhanced workplace safety measures. After the Michigan Supreme Court curtailed the governor’… Read More
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Government Backed Paid Le…

Government Backed Paid Leave Set to Expire

Last spring, in the early throes of the pandemic, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The Act focuses on encouraging workers sick with COVID-19 to stay home and quarantine, while also providing relief to parents… Read More
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What Do the Courts Have t…

What Do the Courts Have to Do With Elections?

For those of a certain age, it seems hard to believe that twenty years have passed since the infamous, closely counted 2000 Presidential Election. After weeks of talk about hanging chads and a flurry of legal activity, the United States Supreme Court… Read More
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Coronavirus Testing and t…

Coronavirus Testing and the ADA

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws. That includes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which applies to private employers with 15 or more employees. Many states have a co… Read More
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Now You Know It: Special…

Now You Know It: Special Edition

I previously wrote about Executive Order 2020-36, which prevented employers from disciplining or discharging employees who remained home due to symptoms of COVID-19 or due to “close contact” with someone who has tested positive for, or shows symp… Read More
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Additional Guidance from…

Additional Guidance from DOL on Virus-related Leaves and Return to Work

The United States Department of Labor recently issued additional guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and how it impacts employees returning to work. Adding to an already lengthy list of Questions and Answers, the DOL offer… Read More
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