Michigan employers won’t need to mandate vaccine-or-testing after Supreme Court ruling

Big Michigan businesses do not need to require workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular weekly testing after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that prevents the Biden administration’s sweeping regulation from taking effect. But state health care facilities that receive specific federal funding must comply with a vaccine mandate, the court determined in a second ruling.

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Protecting Trade Secrets

INFORMATION POLICIES NEED TO ADAPT IN THE NEW WORKPLACE  By Paul Mersino and Bernie Fuhs  With employees leaving their jobs at an increased pace, many are referring to the current environment as “The Great Resignation.” This is partially due to …

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Ridding the Workplace of COVID-19

VACCINATIONS, TESTING AND REMOTE OFFICE LIFE  MARIA FRACASSA DWYER  MEMBER-IN-CHARGE, CLARK HILL, DETROIT OFFICE The unexpected closure of workplaces following the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic introduced Americans to a new era of remote work for employers and employees alike. …

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Vaccine Mandate

EMPLOYER SIZE A MAJOR FACTOR AS BUSINESS WAITS ON WASHINGTON  By John Gallagher  Vaccine mandates are likely to come to many Metro Detroit employers soon, if not already in place, although smaller employers, included the numerous firms with fewer than …

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The New Workplace

Helping Employers Adapt and Prepare  The Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference in September served as the most public health-conscious major event in Michigan’s history – with strict vaccine requirements, social interaction wristbands, increased outdoor programming and reduced capacity.   …

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President’s Letter

BUSINESS RESPONSE TO COVID WILL IMPACT ECONOMY FOR YEARS  When COVID-19 became a reality for Americans in March 2020, nobody, including most public health officials, expected the crisis to last as long as it has. In fact, when the Chamber moved …

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