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MIOSHA Issues Emergency Rules to Protect Workers Against COVID-19

On Oct. 14, the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA) issued emergency rules meant to protect employees from COVID-19 while at work. Governor Gretchen Whitmer concurred in the finding of the Department of Labor and Economic… Read More
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Employers Should Prepare to Answer FFCRA Questions

The Department of Labor’s new media campaign surrounding the COVID-19 sick and family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) may attract the attention of some of your employees, and as a result, business owners and employ… Read More
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How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Business Owners

On Oct. 2, the Michigan Supreme Court struck down Public Act 302 of 1945, a statute under which Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued numerous executive orders this year to curb the spread of COVID-19. The court’s decision is likely to have widespre… Read More
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Restrictions Imposed at Movie Theaters, Arcades, Bowling Alleys, and More as they Reopen on Oct. 9

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed Executive Orders 2020-183, which amends the MI Safe Start order to reopen movie theaters and performance venues. Beginning October 9, a number of previously closed businesses are slated to reopen statewide, i… Read More
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Some Employers are Required by Law to WARN Workers About Layoffs

Did you know that certain business owners considering employee layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic (and most other reasons) may be required by law to give the affected workers advance notice? Employers whose businesses meet certain criteria are requ… Read More
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MIOSHA Cites 19 Business Owners for COVID-19 Workplace Safety Violations

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) recently issued COVID-19 “general duty” citations to 19 businesses with violations for failing to uphold safety and health workplace guidelines, potentially putting workers in ha… Read More
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Certain Employers May Need to Offer Paid Leave for Employees of School Age Children

Many metro Detroit students have started the school year in the virtual classroom, leaving working parents wondering how to manage a child or children at home with their full-time jobs. Certain employers may need to offer paid leave for employees of… Read More
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Federal Housing Finance Agency Extends Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums

To help borrowers at risk of losing their home due to the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) has extended the moratoriums on single-family foreclosures… Read More
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Executive Order Allows for Remote Signature & Notarization of Estate Planning Documents

Under Executive Order 2020-173 requirements for in-person notarizations are temporarily suspended and transactions that require a notary to be completed via two-way, real-time audiovisual technology are allowed. The order also permits the use of elec… Read More
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What Does Gov. Whitmer's Executive Directive Mean to Business Owners in Michigan?

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently issued Executive Directive 2020-8 which requires state departments (including the Michigan State Police) and agencies to take certain actions to obtain greater compliance with COVID-19 related laws by businesses and… Read More
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On Oct. 14, the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA) issued emergency rules meant to protect employees from COVID-19 while at work. Govern… Read More
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