Benefits

As a quick recap, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (the “EPSLA”), included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”), states that an employer shall provide an employee with paid sick time if the employee is unable to work or telework because the...

On April 3, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-36 (the “Order”) providing employees the right to stay home from work in connection with the coronavirus.  Specifically, the Order prohibits employers from “discharging, disciplining, or retaliating against” employees who choose to stay home from work...

Late yesterday, the United States Department of Labor issued a temporary rule concerning both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  It can be found here:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/Pandemic/FFCRA.pdf While government rules and regulations are not the legal equivalent of statutory...

The employee leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) take effect this Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  As a quick recap, the leave provisions are set forth in the Employee Sick Leave Act (the “Sick Leave Act”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (the...