On November 10, 2020, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued an Agency Instruction creating a state emphasis program (SEP) to help ensure office workers are protected from COVID-19. The stated intent of the SEP is to increase MIOSHA’s presence in office work environments to evaluate whether
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Michigan is experiencing “an exponential growth” in COVID-19 cases, with daily new cases reaching over 6,000 (three times more than last spring) and more than 3,000 Michiganders currently hospitalized. To combat the rise in cases, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on November 15, 2020, issued
New Massachusetts Executive Orders going into effect at 12:01 a.m. on November 6, 2020, contain “targeted interventions” designed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. The interventions are aimed mainly at reducing the number of people at public and private gatherings and limiting the times when people can gather.
Following the October 2, 2020 Michigan Supreme Court decision invalidating Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s pandemic executive orders, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued temporary emergency rules to help control, prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Effective October 14, 2020, these rules apply to all employers currently covered
Michigan has enacted significant new legislation that prohibits employees with “the principal symptoms” of COVID-19 from reporting to work and forbids employers from discharging, disciplining, or retaliating against employees who stay home because they have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed into law four bills that encourage employers to resume business in compliance with all COVID-19 safeguards required under the various federal, state, and local statutes, rules, regulations, executive orders, and agency orders. The new laws provide a significant reward for an employer’s compliance: insulation
On October 22, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed multiple bills that protect Michigan employers that are in compliance with COVID-19-related laws, including agency orders, and protect workers who do not report to work because they were exposed to, display symptoms of, or tested positive for COVID-19.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has issued emergency health and safety rules aimed at controlling, preventing, and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The emergency rules, which Governor Gretchen Whitmer approved, represent a further effort to fill the void left by a recent Michigan Supreme Court decision invalidating
In the wake of the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the state’s COVID-19-related executive orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued new orders, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has ramped up enforcement of COVID-19-related protocols, and local counties are issuing their own
In light of the Michigan Supreme Court’s March 2, 2020 order nullifying over 100 of the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) continues to issue health-related orders to protect Michigan residents.
On October 2, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 (EPGA), MCL 10.31, et seq., was an unconstitutional delegation of power by the legislative branch to the administrative branch. Governor Whitmer had been relying on the EPGA as the authority
On September 30, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-191, maintaining previously enacted infection control protocols in long-term care facilities and protections for its residents and employees.