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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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"Stay Home, Stay Safe"

Earlier today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 (“Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life”), which becomes effective on March 24, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. and continues thro… 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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Millennial Jokes and the…

Millennial Jokes and the “OK Boomer” Stuff

Millennials, long the target of generational jokes, recently “turned the tables” with the “OK boomer” retort – an irreverent and dismissive answer to those perceived to be part of the Baby Boomer generation. “OK boomer” has become almos… Read More
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