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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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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