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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Workers’ Compensation Issues to Consider Regarding the Coronavirus

KT Recent News Alert Re: Workers’ Compensation Issues to Consider Regarding the Coronavirus We anticipate that employers will have to make decisions about payments to nonunion employees who miss work as a result of the Coronavirus. We anticipate th… Read More
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Coronavirus/COVID-19

Our firm remains committed to serving our clients during this national emergency. We continue to monitor pending state and federal legislation and executive orders for their impact on employers. We are also monitoring the state and federal courts and… Read More
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Michigan Court of Appeals Rules That Retirees Are Not Entitled to Lifetime Retiree Healthcare Benefits

Keller Thoma is pleased to report that it had a significant victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals on behalf of one of our municipal clients. On October 15, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its unpublished opinion in City of Wayne Retiree… Read More
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Sixth Circuit Rules that Title VII’s Statute of Limitations Cannot be Contractually Shortened

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued in a recent published opinion in Logan v MGM Grand Detroit Casino that the statute of limitations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”) could not be contractually shortened by an employment a… Read More
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Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final rule, which will update the earnings thresholds for “white collar” exempt employees, particularly executive, administrative and professional empl… Read More
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Recent Court of Appeals' Decision Affecting Recoupment of an Overpayment of Workers' Disability Compensation Benefits

The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a decision for publication on September 10, 2019, in the case of Fisher v Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital and State of Michigan. The decision affects an employer’s or insurance carrier’s ability to see… Read More
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Michigan Supreme Court Finds That Retirees Are Not Entitled to Lifetime Healthcare Benefits

On May 30, 2019, the Michigan Supreme Court issued its published opinion in Kendzierski v Macomb County, ruling that the County had not promised to provide retirees with lifetime healthcare benefits. The plaintiffs, a group of retirees, had argued th… Read More
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Michigan Court of Appeals Rules Employer’s Rescission of Conditional At-Will Employment Offer Did Not Violate the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

On April 23, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its published opinion in Eplee v City of Lansing, ruling that the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) did not provide the plaintiff a legal basis to sue the defendant based on the defendant’… Read More
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