Thomas Cedoz

Tax Credits Available for Retaining Employees During COVID-19 Crisis

Many employers are scrambling to prepare their loan applications to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), with lenders accepting and processing applications as of … Continue Reading

Tiffany Burks

Parenting Time, School Closures, and COVID-19: When is Spring Break? Summer Break?

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the suspension of all in-person K-12 instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. … Continue Reading

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

Mike Toth

What Divorced and Unmarried Parents Need to Know about CARES Act Family Relief Payments

COVID-19 has hit families hard in Michigan and across the country. For divorced and unmarried parents, there are family law issues with parenting time and … Continue Reading

Charles Bogren

The Effect of the Michigan Supreme Court’s Coronavirus-Related Tolling Orders

In response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s March 24, 2020, stay-at-home order requiring nonessential businesses and workers to stay home, the Michigan Supreme Court issued two … 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

Robb Krueger

Construction Lien Claim Filings Should Move Forward During Michigan’s Coronavirus Crisis

As Michigan businesses sift through the meaning and applications of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19), one question circulating in the construction industry is … Continue Reading

Ryan Conboy

COVID -19 FAQs: Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses

TThe Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently signed into law contains several resources and programs to support small businesses impacted by the … Continue Reading

Dan McGlinn

Self-Employed Individuals and Independent Contractors Are Eligible For New Paycheck Protection Program Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides qualifying small businesses impacted by the … Continue Reading

Charles Bogren

Michigan Governor Whitmer Temporarily Suspends Certain Open Meetings Act Requirements During COVID-19 Emergency

To “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus outbreak, many Americans have been ordered to shelter-in-place and practice social distancing. Those restrictions, however, have caused Michigan’s … Continue Reading

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