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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has waded into the fray to argue that an apparent conflict in state laws related to marijuana use and unemployment benefits should be resolved in favor of terminated workers seeking benefits.
Masking is back at the forefront of discussion following July 27, 2021, revised guidance from the CDC recommending that even fully vaccinated individuals should resume wearing masks in “public indoor settings” in areas of the U.S. that have “substantial” or “high” COVID-19 transmission rates.
President Biden announced on July 26 that Americans experiencing “long COVID-19” symptoms may qualify as having a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), based on guidance issued jointly by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”).
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently issued a “Notice of Interpetation” confirming that Title IX protects students from harassment and discrimination based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
On July 21, 2021, the Michigan legislature approved a petition to repeal the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945, which was the statutory basis used by Governor Whitmer during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to institute sweeping health and safety restrictions.