The significant increase in remote workers due to COVID-19 has created unanticipated new challenges and questions for many employers, including: What are the state business qualifications, licensure, tax and employment law compliance implications for employing remote out-of-state workers?
On October 20, 2020, Michigan Senate Bill 886 was signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The bill extends the expansion of unemployment benefits for Michigan workers from 20 weeks to 26 weeks. Extended Benefits are now available for claims […]
On Friday July 10, Governor Whitmer tightened prior rules for wearing of masks, or “face covers.” In summary, the Order requires customers who enter any “indoor public space” of a business to wear a mask, and obligates all businesses that […]
Governor Whitmer’s various Executive Orders (“EOs”) have transitioned from shut-down to phased reopening. Those multiple EOs make the reopening process confusing. This article summarizes the requirements to permissible recall office workers for work outside of their own homes. However, the […]
On May 7, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-77 reopening manufacturing effective May 11. This order continues the “process of gradually resuming in-person work and activities that were temporarily suspended under … prior orders.” This latest order supersedes prior stay-at-home […]
Governor’s Executive Order Protecting Workers Exposed to Coronavirus From Discharge or Retaliation Today, April 3, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-36 (“EO-36”). Under the Governor’s prior “stay home” order, EO 2020-21. Employers were permitted to continue operations in essential industries […]
This summary discusses some key provisions of the Senate Bill version of the “CARES Act,” S.B. 3548, as applicable to employers and small businesses. In many ways this legislative package, if passed, will supersede or provide assistance to employers well […]
Employer Actions to Comply with Michigan “Stay-at-Home” Executive Order 2020-21 Effective Tuesday March 24, 12:01 am, Employers are with certain exceptions, ordered by Governor Whitmer to cease all operations that cannot be performed by employees working remotely from their homes. […]