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COVID-19 Related Paid Leave Tax Credits Extended Into 2021

USA - January 11 2021 The federal government enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) on March 18, 2020. The FFCRA was intended to provide support to...

Alicia W. Birach, Michael D. Sanders, Brian G. Goodenough, Tyler J. Olney.

Appeals Court Rejects Comp Benefits in ‘Special Mission’ Case

USA - January 10 2021 On December 17, 2020, in an unpublished per curium decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed an award of workers' compensation survivor’s...

Alicia W. Birach, Michael D. Sanders, Brian G. Goodenough, Tyler J. Olney.

Deputy Director of LEO Issues New Emergency Rule Affecting Workers’ Compensation

USA - October 19 2020 On October 2, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the law upon which Governor Gretchen Whitmer relied to extend the State of Emergency after...

Alicia W. Birach, Michael D. Sanders, Brian G. Goodenough, Tyler J. Olney.

Recent Michigan Supreme Court Decision Affects Workers' Comp COVID-19 Rebuttable Presumption

USA - October 7 2020 On October 2, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an opinion regarding whether Governor Gretchen Whitmer had the authority to declare and extend...

Alicia W. Birach, Michael D. Sanders, Brian G. Goodenough, Tyler J. Olney.

The Safeguarding America's First Responders Act - New Federal Law Provides Access to Death Benefits Program for Families of Public Safety Officers who Die as a Result of COVID-19

USA - September 24 2020 There have been nearly seven million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, with over 200,000 confirmed deaths. In Michigan alone, there have...

Alicia W. Birach, Michael D. Sanders, Brian G. Goodenough, Tyler J. Olney.