Health & Safety

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...

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...