12 October 2022

Episode 29 – Cleaning The COVID-19 Closet...

Miller Johnson attorneys Sarah Willey and Rebecca Strauss discuss where Michigan employers stand with COVID-19 rules, including vaccines, what to do when a worker has COVID-19 or is exposed, if sick workers have to be paid and if you can require an employee to take a COVID-19 test. You can also listen to this and […]

The New Normal
20 September 2022

Is COVID-19 Still Relevant at Work?

Here’s 3 reasons I think it is (and always will be!) I know, I know. We’re two-and-a-half years in and we’re all soooo over COVID-19. And, if the increase in traffic during the morning commute and lack of prime parking spaces close to the office are any indication, it certainly seems like employees have returned […]

09 February 2022

Episode 16 – Considering Vaccine Incentiv...

Miller Johnson attorney Rebecca Strauss welcomes colleague Tripp VanderWal to discuss how businesses can offer better health benefits to lure job candidates and how businesses can use carrots or sticks with health benefits to encourage vaccinations. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: […]

08 December 2021

Episode 15 – Avoiding Trouble With Worker...

A flurry of court orders have stirred up confusion over what employers need to do about three federal vaccine mandates. The latest episode of Employment Lawyers Talk Off the Clock provides insights on where we are at and what could be next. Join Miller Johnson employment attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey as they discuss […]

03 December 2021

Episode 14 – What Employers Should Do As ...

A flurry of court orders have stirred up confusion over what employers need to do about three federal vaccine mandates. The latest episode of Lawyers Off the Clock provides insights on where we are at and what could be next. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off […]

10 November 2021

Episode 12 – How Employers Should Handle ...

Miller Johnson employment attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss what employers should really focus on when it comes to handling religious exemption requests for employees who do not want to get a COVID-19 vaccine. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple […]

06 October 2020

U.S. Department of Education Issues Pandemic Er...

On September 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) issued guidance, in the form of a Q&A document, to address questions surrounding the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the COVID-19 environment.  The document incorporates questions regarding the initial evaluation process, annual IEP team meetings, […]

Section 1031 Exchanges
19 March 2020

Emerging Employee Benefit Issues during the C-1...

In response to the C-19 pandemic, we are seeing an increasing number of employee benefit questions.  Many of those questions center on employees’ eligibility under employer-sponsored health and welfare benefit plans during furloughs, and ways that employers can provide financial assistance to employees using employee benefit programs. Because of these questions, we will be touching […]

Working from home
11 March 2020

Help! My Employees Need To Work From Home Becau...

Now that there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in more than 35 states and the WHO has classified COVID-19 as a pandemic, you’re bound to field questions from your employees about what they should do and how it affects them.  Obvious answers include singing “Happy Birthday” twice (preferably not out loud if you’re anything like […]

05 March 2020

Coronavirus: Key Legal Employment Issues

What is Coronavirus?  COVID-19 (Coronavirus) usually causes respiratory illness. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. What are some key legal employment issues related to Coronavirus and the workplace? Occupational Safety […]