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Revised Michigan Sick Lea…

Revised Michigan Sick Leave Requirements

Governor Whitmer recently enacted Executive Order No. 2020-172, which clarifies the requirements for granting COVID-19-related medical leave. This new EO rescinds Executive Order 2020-166, which required Michigan employers to grant mandatory leave wh… Read More
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“Unmasking” New Face…

“Unmasking” New Face Mask Requirements

Michigan is one of several states to mandate the use of face masks in public spaces. On July 13, 2020, Governor Whitmer enacted Executive Order 2020-147, requiring individuals to wear a face covering over their noses and mouths “in any indoor publi… Read More
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Should I Stay or Should I…

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

As Michigan businesses continue to reopen, employees are rapidly returning to the workplaces they left behind. Or are they? While many workers are eager to return to “brick and mortar” offices, others may feel reluctant to come back, like employe… 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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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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Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

For years, several Michigan courts have banned non-lawyers from bringing cell phones and other portable electronic devices into courthouses. Historically, each court would set its own policies governing the use and access to such devices, and my pers… 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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“Stop Harassing Me!”

“Stop Harassing Me!”

From time to time, prospective clients inquire: “I’m being harassed at work – do I have a legal claim?” The answer depends in large part on the nature of the perceived harassment. It is well known that sexual harassment – whether based on a… Read More
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Landmark Case Headed to t…

Landmark Case Headed to the Supreme Court

Last year, we covered Stephens v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., a 2018 Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals case holding that discrimination on the basis of transgender and transitioning status violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. As r… Read More
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