Labor & Employment Law

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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

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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

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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

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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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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 … Continue Reading

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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 … Continue Reading

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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 … Continue Reading

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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 … Continue Reading

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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, … Continue Reading

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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 … Continue Reading

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