COVID-19 Articles

Michigan Works Share Plans Allow Expanded Unemployment Compensation for Employees

Business Law COVID-19 Employment Law

As a part of Michigan’s COVID-19 relief, Governor Whitmer expanded the reach of federal unemployment benefits to Michigan Work Share Plan participants under Executive Order 2020-57.  Work Share Plans allow Michigan employers to normally reduce employee hours and compensation by […]

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Employment Law Update: Developing a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Business Law COVID-19 Employment Law

Michigan’s stay at home order requires open in-person businesses to prepare a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan.  Although the plan is currently required for COVID-19 any plan would also be useful for any future infectious disease preparedness. Any plan should […]

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Remote Notarization and Witnessing for Estate Plans and Real Estate Documents

COVID-19 Estate Planning Real Estate

Remote Notarization and Witnessing is now allowed in Michigan under Executive Order 2020-41 throughout Michigan’s COVID-19 emergency.  Physical presence in front of notary and the requirement for physical original signatures have been temporarily suspended under Michigan’s Notary Act and the […]

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Real Estate Law Update: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Moratorium on Evictions to May 15th

COVID-19 Real Estate

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order extending Michigan’s moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 emergency to May 15th.  Governor Whitmer first suspended evictions on March 20 allowing tenants to remain in their homes even if they do not pay […]

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Business Law Update: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order to Reopen Construction and Real Estate Industries on May 7th

Business Law COVID-19

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order on Friday, May 1st allowing the construction and real estate industries to go back to work starting at 12:01 am on Thursday, May 7th.  Allowed activities include: Construction industry, including contractors such as […]

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Small Business Exclusion under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Business Law COVID-19

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which among other things will provide mandatory emergency FMLA leave and sick leave, is effective April 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020.  Employers must post a notice about leave entitlements in a conspicuous […]

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