Employment Law

On October 2, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court (“Court”) ruled that Governor Gretchen Whitmer (“Governor”) lacked authority to continue issuing COVID-19 related executive orders and/or extend Michigan’s emergency declaration past April 30, 2020.  In the aftermath of the Court’s decision, employers and residents were left...

On April 9, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) issued updated guidance providing that critical infrastructure workers may continue to work after “potential exposure” to COVID-19 if they remain asymptomatic and take additional precautions to protect themselves and the community.  “Potential exposure” is defined...

As a quick recap, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (the “EPSLA”), included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”), states that an employer shall provide an employee with paid sick time if the employee is unable to work or telework because the...

On April 3, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-36 (the “Order”) providing employees the right to stay home from work in connection with the coronavirus.  Specifically, the Order prohibits employers from “discharging, disciplining, or retaliating against” employees who choose to stay home from work...

Late yesterday, the United States Department of Labor issued a temporary rule concerning both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  It can be found here:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/Pandemic/FFCRA.pdf While government rules and regulations are not the legal equivalent of statutory...