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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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Now You Know It: Special…

Now You Know It: Special Edition

As the global community wrestles with the Coronavirus outbreak, public and private employers scramble to implement workplace policies that protect the health and welfare of employees, customers, and the general public. If you plan to close your offic… Read More
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Less Odious NDAs

Less Odious NDAs

Wading into the crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg faced sharp attacks for his company’s use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to ensure the confidentiality of settled sex discrimination cla… Read More
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Justice at the Other End…

Justice at the Other End of the World

If you follow our blog posts with any frequency, you know that my wife and I enjoyed a trip to South Africa this past October. We traveled from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic and studied the spectacular wildlife and landscapes in between. We also l… Read More
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Arbitration Explained

Arbitration Explained

Last month, Evan Chall and I wrapped up an arbitration hearing on behalf of a corporate client and several of its key employees. We had been litigating the matter for over a year, and it proved to be one of the rare cases that proceeded all the way t… Read More
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Time for a Change

Time for a Change

In a couple of weeks, daylight saving time will end and most of us will “fall back” an hour. While many of us will simply be concerned with resetting clocks, employers will want to consider how they handle their nonexempt employees. Here are a fe… Read More
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Litigation Less Expensive…

Litigation Less Expensive?

If your company or you have ever been embroiled in a lawsuit, you know what an expensive proposition that is. Between legal fees and the serious drain on your time and energy, litigation can leave you feeling as though you are free falling in the gre… Read More
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