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 Signs New Emergency Rules on March 30, 2020

On March 30, 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed new emergency rules promulgated by the director of the workers’ disability compensation agency. These rules supersede the entirety of the emergency rules filed on March 18, 2020. The key changes elimi… 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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Steven H. Schwartz & Associates to Become Of Counsel

Keller Thoma, P.C. and Steven H. Schwartz & Associates are happy to announce that they have transitioned to an “Of Counsel” relationship, effective April 1, 2020. Steven H. Schwartz and Associates and Keller Thoma are both leaders in the repr… 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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Executive Order Regarding Public Meetings in Light of COVID-19

On March 18, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2020-15, which temporarily suspends rules and procedures for all public bodies conducting meetings and hearings in a physical place in accordance with the Open Meetings… Read More
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The following is prepared based upon our review and legal analysis of the portions of the Act which may impact employers. The legislation does not… Read More
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