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Butzel Long presents Virtual Management and HR Training program in the COVID Era on May 6, 2020; Labor and Employment attorneys will discuss practical solutions for how to Restart Work, Limit Liability, and Navigate the Quickly Changing Rules Governing the Workforce

DETROIT, Mich. – Every day it seems a new law is passed or executive order issued that changes how to manage a workforce. How are frontline supervisors and HR staff supposed to keep track of these rules let alone manage employees?

Further, What are supervisors supposed to do if an employee reports to work with a 102-degree temperature? Are managers trained to recognize that the response to this employee could be governed by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Michigan Executive Order 2020-36, the Michigan Paid Sick Leave Act, the FMLA, local executive orders such as those in Oakland and Wayne Counties, OSHA guidance, CDC guidance, and, the response could impact loan forgiveness for those companies who received Paycheck Protection Program funds?

Attorneys from Butzel Long law firm’s Labor and Employment Practice are presenting a Virtual Management and HR Training program in the COVID Era from 12-2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The registration fees: $500 per person (first registrant); $250 per additional registrant. (Please note: those registered for the program will receive an invoice after attending this event. The invoice will include a fee of $500 for the first attendee and $250 for each additional attendee from a company after that). To register, visit

During the two-hour training session, firm attorneys will discuss practical solutions, in plain language, to manage these new laws and limit legal liability. Topics include:

• Strategies to manage your workforce for essential employees or for employees returning to work;
• Navigating Michigan’s Executive Order prohibiting discrimination or retaliation in the workplace for COVID related absences;
• How to create and implement a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan as required by Michigan’s Expanded Stay at Home Order;
• Managing new paid leave laws for Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA – who is eligible, how to document it, and how to get the government
to pay for it?;
• How do these paid leave laws intersect with State and Local orders that might trigger an employee leave entitlement or create unknown legal liability?;
• Maintaining a workforce and managing employees who do not wish to return to work;
• Managing remote workers;
• Common questions on reductions in force, pay cuts, and wage and hour issues related to COVID-19; and,
• Q&A with Butzel Long’s COVID Team on common issues impacting workplaces or restart plans.

Notably, program participants will get free access to a white paper on Reductions in Force During the Coronavirus Crisis; a sample Families First Coronavirus Response Act Policy; FFCRA Certification Forms; and, a template of the Michigan-mandated COVID Workplace Preparedness Plan.

For more information and resources on all COVID-19 related legislation, programs, and orders from both federal and state authorities, visit the online Butzel Long Coronavirus Resource Center.

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