Labor & Employment Law

Thomas Cedoz

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, the mandate prevents employers from taking adverse action … Continue Reading

Jesse Young

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 impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus by offering tax … Continue Reading

Thomas Cedoz

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 Michigan businesses are being forced to significantly reduce … Continue Reading

Jesse Young

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 a week on top of their state benefits … Continue Reading

Thomas Cedoz

Department of Labor Provides Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first guidance related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Besides these … Continue Reading

Thomas Cedoz

Department of Labor COVID-19 Issues Guidance on Wage-Related Employment Problems

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued guidance to help employers deal with related wage and overtime issues … Continue Reading

Jesse Young

Trump Signs Law Providing Employees with Paid Leave Benefits Amid COVID-19 Crisis

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, an economic stimulus plan intended to cushion … Continue Reading

Jesse Young

Legal Recreational Marijuana Raises Sticky Issues for Employer Drug Policies

In Michigan, and in the increasing number of other states where recreational cannabis is legal, employers that have traditionally had strict or zero-tolerance policies regarding … Continue Reading

Jesse Young

New Form I-9 Required: Changes Employers Need to Know

If your company uses the electronic, fillable Form I-9 as part of your new employee onboarding process, you need to be aware of changes in … Continue Reading

Jesse Young

DOL Issues Final Rule Narrowing Circumstances for Finding Joint Employer Relationships

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-anticipated Final Rule on the topic of joint employment on January 12, 2020, dramatically limiting the number … Continue Reading

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