Labor & Employment Law


Employers Can Require COVID-19 Testing for New and Returning Employees but Cannot Mandate Antibody Tests

Employers welcoming furloughed or new employees back to work after COVID-19 shutdowns face a myriad of unique … Continue Reading


U.S. Supreme Court Holds Employers Cannot Discriminate Based on Workers’ Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

In a milestone win for LGBTQ workers, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in which it … Continue Reading


As Michigan Businesses Reopen, Gov. Whitmer Issues New Executive Order Imposing Expansive New Employee Safeguards

“Creating an enforceable set of workplace standards that apply to all businesses across the state,” Michigan Gov. … Continue Reading


What Employers Need to Do to Claim Paid Leave and Employee Retention Tax Credits Under FFCRA and the CARES Act

Among the various COVID-19 lifelines the federal government is throwing to employers through the Families First Coronavirus … Continue Reading


Reopening for Business During a Pandemic: Are Employers Exposed to Liability?

According to the general duty clause of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Acts, employers must provide their … Continue Reading


Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Now Available to Self-Employed, Gig Workers, and Independent Contractors

The new federal CARES Act provides an additional $600 per week for up to four months to … Continue Reading


Michigan Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order Provides Additional Employment Protections During the Coronavirus Crisis

On April 3, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-36, which protects Michigan employees from retaliation. Specifically, … Continue Reading


Small Businesses May Be Exempt from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Paid Sick Leave Provisions

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is an effort to help the country combat the economic … Continue Reading


Does the WARN Act Apply to Michigan Employers Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency?

Because of the severe coronavirus restrictions implemented by Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, many … Continue Reading


The New CARES ACT Significantly Increases Unemployment Benefits for Those Affected by COVID-19

In an unprecedented expansion of unemployment insurance, the federal government will provide jobless workers an extra $600 … Continue Reading

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