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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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Elections During a Pandem…

Elections During a Pandemic

Under current Michigan law, as interpreted by the courts, voters must submit a request to receive an absentee ballot in one of three ways: (1) by written request, (2) by filing an absent voter ballot application, or (3) by mailing a federal postcard… Read More
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Take Care

Take Care

CARES of Farmington Hills “offer[s] comprehensive support services for individuals and their families in and around the Farmington Hills area that are in need or have limited access to everyday necessities due to insufficient financial resources or… 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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Things to Know (About Us!…

Things to Know (About Us!): Heather Brenneman Miles

In previous years, this would be the busiest week in Elkhart County, Indiana. Each summer, the nation’s largest 4-H county fair is hosted there. Unfortunately, this year is a little bit different. In May, for everyone’s safety, the fair’s board… 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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Things to Know (About Us!): Heather Yanke Lunneberg

As with all things these days, family vacations find themselves measured in terms of risk versus reward. So, what does a cooped-up family do while still staying safe? Go camping! Heather Yanke Lunneberg and her family got away from it all last weeken… Read More
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Virtual Justice

Virtual Justice

Michigan’s judiciary branch is to be commended for its exceptional efforts to maintain justice for all during these difficult times. When Michigan began to experience closures due to COVID-19, the Michigan Supreme Court quickly responded with a ser… Read More
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Go Fish!

Go Fish!

As the days get longer and warmer, we find ourselves drawn to the outdoors, finding ways to spend our time in the sunshine. This month, the Farmington Area Optimists Club will cultivate a love of the outdoors for the youngest members of our community… Read More
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Supreme Court Clarifies M…

Supreme Court Clarifies Ministerial Exception

Wright Beamer is privileged to count many churches and religious-based organizations as clients. While their legal needs are typical of other organizational clients, some things – by virtue of the First Amendment to the Constitution – are necessa… Read More
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