Michigan Enacts COVID-19 Laws Providing Protections to Both Employers and Employees

Following the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling in early October 2020 that held Governor Gretchen Whitmer did not have the authority after April 30, 2020, to issue or renew executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Whitmer signed in… Read More
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U.S. Department of Labor Issued Revisions and Clarifications to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Regulations

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in response to a federal court’s decision that found certain FFCRA regulations to be invalid. The revised regul… Read More
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United States Supreme Court Extends Title VII Protection On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, And Transgender Status

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, GA, in which the Court examined three separate cases and found that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a)(1) (“Title VI… Read More
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Michigan Governor “Stay Home” Executive Order Lifted

On June 1, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that she was lifting the state’s “Stay Home” Order. Office work that cannot be done remotely is now permitted. Nevertheless, any remote work that is capable of being performed remote… Read More
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Michigan Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order Implementing Safeguards to Protect Michigan Worker’s From COVID-19

On May 18, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2020-91, which implements safeguards to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst workers as in-person work and activities gradually resume. To… Read More
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Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order Extending Employment Protections to Workers Who Stay Home During the COVID-19 Emergency

On April 3, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2020-36, which prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who are permitted to go into work under the “Stay Home, Stay Safe Order” Executive Order No. 202… Read More
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U.S. Department of Labor Published Families First Coronavirus Response Act Regulations

On April 1, 2020, the United States Department of Labor issued federal regulations with regard to the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA), both part of the Families First Coronavirus… Read More
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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Leave Provisions

In advance of April 1, 2020, when the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) takes effect, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has issued guidance and information for employers and employees regarding the l… Read More
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Governor Whitmer Orders Temporary Closure of All Businesses That Are Not Necessary to Sustain or Protect Life

On March 23, 2020, Michigan Governor Whitmer issued the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, ordering all Michigan businesses or operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life in order… Read More
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Workers' Compensation Act Breaking News - COVID-19

On March 18, 2020, Gov. Gretchen Witmer signed emergency rules declaring that certain employees suffer a compensable personal injury under the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act due to COVID-19. The rules apply to first responders, who will be en… Read More
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