Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Recoupment

On September 30, 2021, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a per curium unpublished opinion, Carson v. Bandit Industries, Inc. and Acuity Mutual Insurance Co, No. 350257, that provides for recoupment of workers’ compensation benefits paid when a c… Read More
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MIOSHA’s Revised Emergency Rules After MDHHS’ Recission of its Emergency Orders

Following the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ lifting of its Emergency Orders, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) rescinded its updated Emergency Rules from May 2021 and adopted revised Emergency R… Read More
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MDHHS Rescinding Emergency Orders, but MIOSHA Emergency Rules Still In Effect

On June 17, 2021, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that several of its Emergency Orders, including the Gatherings and Face Mask Order, would be rescinded effective June 22,… Read More
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MIOSHA Updates COVID-19 Emergency Rules

On May 24, 2021, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“MIOSHA”) issued its updated COVID-19 emergency rules, two weeks after the State of Michigan reached its 55% vaccination threshold. In accordance with the MI Vacc to Nor… Read More
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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Imposes an Emergency Order

On November 15, 2020, the Michigan Department Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an Emergency Order under the Michigan Public Health Code, implementing restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 in the State of Michigan. The restrictions fr… Read More
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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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