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Labor & Employment Law News
  
  

November 24, 2020

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Remote Work in the Pandemic Age: Employer Obligations and Best Practices

Karl W. Butterer

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan, state agencies responsible for protecting public health and worker safety have imposed a general legal obligation on most employers to require that employees who can feasibly work remotely do so. This article will review that general obligation and discuss best practices for employers...

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MIOSHA to Increase Inspections of Manufacturers' COVID Preparedness and Response Plans and Remote Work Policies

Karl W. Butterer

On November 16, 2020, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) announced that until February 8, 2021 it will emphasize enforcement efforts to ensure that manufacturing establishments are protecting workers from COVID-19...

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Supreme Court to Determine Whether Employees in Michigan Can Secretly Record Conversations

Michael R. Blum

Can an employee in Michigan secretly record a conversation they are involved in without consent of other people involved in the conversation? It has long been assumed, based on precedent from the Michigan Court of Appeals, that such recordings are legal, and therefore that Michigan is a “one party consent” state. However, that issue may soon be settled in a more definitive fashion by the Michigan Supreme Court...

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Trending Legal Issues for Year End

As Michigan inches closer to 2021, the uncertainty in the coming months can feel overwhelming. The need to stay up to date on changes to legal issues is greater than ever.

Recognizing a need for individuals and businesses alike to stay up to date on the latest legal trends in 2020, Foster Swift created a “2020 Year in Review” resource webpage.

Including articles and videos on hot topics going into 2021, such as current updates to COVID relief including PPP loan forgiveness and best practices for debt collection during the pandemic, be sure to periodically visit the page at fosterswift.com/f-year-in-review-resource-page-2020.html.

  

  

  
  

What COVID Protections are Available in the Workplace for Employees and Employers

WLNS-6

Foster Swift labor & employment law attorney Cliff Hammond was featured in an video interview for an article by WLNS-6 News. The segment, COVID-19 in the Workplace, What Protections are Available for Employees and Employers?, discusses what protections are in place for employees should they contract COVID and the businesses are forced to briefly close...

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